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GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS 

OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 





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UNIVERSITY 

LIBRARY 

From the 
Masonic Library 

of 
Lawrence Runnalls 
St. Catharines 
August 1988 



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THE GRAND CHAPTER 

OF 
ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIFTH 

ANNIVERSARY CONVOCATION 




Held in the Royal York Hotel 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

Friday and Saturday 

22 and 23 April 

A.D. 1983 A. Inv. 2513 

Ordered to be read in all Chapters and preserved 



GORDON H. STUART 

Grand Z. 

506 Comanche Rd., 

Mississauga, Ont. 

L5H 1W2 



ROBERT T. RIBGY 

Grand Scribe E, 

3500 Dufferin St., 

Downs view, Ont. 

M3K 1N2 



2 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH . . . 

GORDON HAROLD STUART 

Most Excellent Grand First Principal Z. 

Born in Vancouver, B.C., October 28, 1920. 

Son of William James and Amelia Stuart 

Educated in Vancouver, B.C. 

Married former Doreen Ellen Stanton, March 6, 1944 

Family: one Daughter, Sharon Lee. 

Business: retired after over 42 years in Commercial Aviation. 

Religion: Member of United Church of Canada. Past Elder, Lakeburn United Church, 

Lakeburn, N.B. 

Masonic Record: 

Raised in Connaught Lodge No. 501 GRC, Mimico, Ontario. 

Charter member of The Mount Moriah Lodge No. 727, Brampton, Ont. 

Past Master, The General Mercer Lodge No. 548, Toronto, Ont. 

Grand Senior Deacon 1982/83, The Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Exalted in Mimico Chapter No. 215 GRC, Mimico, Ont. and Past Principal of Mimico 

Chapter. 

Past Grand Superintendent, Toronto District 8A. 

Served on Grand Executive, elected Grand J., Grand H., and elected Grand Z, 1982. 

Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of Michigan near the Grand Chapter of Canada, 

and Honorary Member of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Michigan. 

Past President, Ruling Principals' Council, Toronto District 8A. 

Honorary member of: Mimico Chapter #215; Port Credit Chapter #230, Oakwood Chapter 
#233, Sombra Chapter #153, Bruce Chapter #53, and Keystone-Buffalo Chapter #71, 
Buffalo, N.Y. 

Preceptor of Geoffrey de St. Aldemar Preceptory No. 2, K.T. Toronto. 
Honorary member of Fort Wayne Commandery, No. 4, Fort Wayne Indiana. 

Past Grand Governor of Ontario, York Rite Sovereign College of North America, Member, 

Paulinus York Rite College No. 35, Sarnia, and Honorary Past Governor of Athelstan York 

Rite College No. 41, Toronto. 

Honorary member of Quinte College No. 53, London College No. 67, Edwin College 

No. 59, Sir William College No. 57, and Detroit College No. 1, Detroit. 

Regent and awarded the Order of the Purple Cross. 

Installed Governor General, York Rite Sovereign College of North America, Past Sovereign 

Master Medwayosh Council #52, Allied Masonic Degrees, Preston Ont. 

Chief Adept of Ontario, and member of the High Council, London, England, the Societas 

Rosicruciana in Anglia. 

Honorary Grand President, Grand Council of the Order of High Priesthood of Ont. 

Honorary member, Grand Council, Annointed High Priests of Virginia. 

Fellow, Grand College of Rites of the United States of America. 

Member: Keystone Council, Royal and Select Master of Ontario, Weston. 

St. Marks Tabernacle No. 34, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, 

Woodstock, Ont. 

Huronia Conclave No. 17, The Masonic and Military Order of Knights of the Red 

Cross of Constantine, Barrie, Ont. 
Member: Correspendence member of Quatuor Coronati Lodge, London, Eng. 

Murton Lodge of Perfection, Hamilton, Ont. 

Hamilton Chapter of Rose Croix, Hamilton, Ont. 

Moore Consistory 32', Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, Hamilton, Ont. 

Rameses Shrine Temple, A. A. O.N. M.S. Toronto, Ont. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 




GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 
IN MEMORIAM 



JOHN LOFTUS HOUSE 

1889-1983 



"It is hard to write on the death of a friend, 

Or portray the light of his smile, 

But with all it implies, we can lovingly tell, 

He was a man, a Mason, and a friend worthwhile." 

M. EX. COMP. JOHN LOFTUS HOUSE 
GRAND FIRST PRINCIPAL 1955-56 

Born — Belfountain, Peel County, Ontario, February 28th, 1889 

Married — 1915, to Enid Lenore Gardner, Toronto, Ontario 

Children — Jack, son: Vivian, daughter. 

Religion — Members of Parkdale Presbyterian Church, Toronto 

Education — He received his early education in Public and Continuation Schools. 

Business — Moved to Toronto in 1905; was active in the Building Construction until 1918; 
later became associated with one of the large Rubber Companies until 1950; he 
then accepted a position as Sales Manager with a Wholesale Golf Supply 
Company in Toronto. 

MASONIC RECORD 

Initiated, Passed and Raised in St. Alban's Lodge, No. 541, A.F. & A.M., G.R.C., in 
1915, became Worshipful Master in 1924, appointed Grand Junior Deacon in 1954. 

Exalted in Antiquity Chapter No. 91, R.A.M., G.R.C., in 1919, became a Charter 
Member of St. Alban's Chapter No. 217, in 1920; First Principal Z. in 1925 and 1943, made 
an Honourary Member in 1951. He was elected Grand Principal Sojourner 1930, elected to 
the Grand Executive Committee in 1949-50; elected Grand J. in 1951, Grand H. in 1953 and 
Grand First Principal Z., April 28th, 1955. 

Most Excellent Companion John L. House was an enthusiastic golfer, being a Past 
Director and member of Islington Golf and Country Club, Toronto, and a member of the 
Canadian Senior Golf Association. 

In Memoriam 

' 'There comes a time for all of us 

When we must say goodbye, 
But faith and hope and love and trust 

Can never, never die; 
Although the curtain falls at last 

Is that a cause for grieve? 
The future's fairer than the past 

If only we believe 
And trust in God's eternal care — 

So when the Master calls 
Let's say that life is still more fair 

Although the curtain falls." 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 5 

Most Excellent Companion House in his 1956 address to Grand Chapter said: 

"Finally, my Companions, I quote these lines from John Ruskin: 'When we build let us 
think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone. Let it be 
such work as our descendants will thank us for, and let us think as we lay stone on stone, that 
a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, 
and that men will say as they look upon the labour and wrought substance of them. "See, this 
our fathers did for us." 

Most Excellent Companion House was a happy man — an honest man. There are several 
here to-day who can recall his many acts of kindness. It was my privilege to not only know 
this dedicated Mason as a personal friend, but as one to work with and learn from while 
labouring in our beloved Grand Chapter. 

Live each day to the fullest. Get the most from each hour, each day, and each age of your 
life. Then you can look forward with confidence, and back without regrets. 

Be yourself — but be your best self. Dare to be different and to follow your own star. 

And don't be afraid to be happy. Enjoy what is beautiful. Love with all your heart and 
soul. Believe that those you love, love you. 

Forget what you have done for your friends, and remember what they have done for you. 
Disregard what the world owes you, and concentrate on what you owe the world. 

When you are faced with a decision, make that decision as wisely as possible — then 
forget it. The moment of absolute certainty never arrives. 

And above all, remember that God helps those who help themselves. Act as if everything 
depended upon you, and pray as if everything depended upon God. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 
C.W. Emmett, P.G.Z. 




6 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

The One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario was held at the Royal York Hotel, 
Toronto, Ontario, on 22 and 23 April, 1983. 

M. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart Grand Z. 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe Grand H. 

R. Ex. Comp. Albert A. Mortlock Grand J. 

PAST GRAND Z'S 

M. Ex. Comp. A.G.N. Bradshaw, M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, M. Ex. Comp. Charles 
W. Emmett, M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent, M. Ex. Comp. William 
S. Thomson, M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, M. Ex. 
Comp. Fred Scott. 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS — Elected 1982 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Garbutt Smith Grand Chaplain 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Ferguson Grand Treasurer 

R. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E, Emeritus 

R. Ex. Comp. Lome F. Cunningham Grand Scribe N. 

R. Ex. Comp. Alvin W. Fuller Grand Principal Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. Alex Grant Grand Registrar 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum Grand Historian 

V. Ex. Comp. George Blackie Grand Archivist 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Honorary 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Gillespie 

R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Elected 

R. Ex. Comp. Wm. J. Boston 

R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt 

R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson 

R. Ex. Comp. Clarence A. Faulkner 

R. Ex. Comp. J. MaxLaushway 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. Reginald Forest-Jones 
R. Ex. Comp. Stanley H. Wheeler 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley 

R. Ex. Comp. G. Robert Jackson 

V. Ex. Comp. Donald F. Kline 



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GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS — 1982-83 

St. Clair District No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. Willard C. Barnes 

London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. John Zegers 

Wilson District No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. David J. McArthur 

Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. John Welker 

Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Eric Williamson 

Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Victor Ecknier Willis 

Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. Stuart Knox 

Toronto District No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Churchill 

Toronto District No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. Joseph Harrigan 

Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. Gordon William Hotham 

Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Peter Alfred J. Lauesen 

Prince Edward District No. 1 1 R. Ex. Comp. Russell H. Sills 

St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Lawrence O. Walker 

Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Aubrey McKenzie 

Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. Robert Irvin Skene 

New Ontario District No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. William Basil Muncaster 

Temiskaming District No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. Michael Rogozynski 

GRAND CHAPTER OPENED 

A Constitutional numbers of Chapters being represented by their qualified officers, the 
One Hundred and Twenth-Fifth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario was opened in Ample Form at 2:00 p.m. 

The Grand First Principal, Most Excellent Companion Gordon H. Stuart welcomed all 
present and announced that all Royal Arch Masons, in good standard or properly vouched for, 
would be made welcome. 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 

The Following Distinguished Guests were formally introduced by the Grand Director of 
Ceremonies and his assistants: 

1. BRITISH COLUMBIA — M. Ex. Comp. Stephen Redgrave, Grand Z. 

2. CONNECTICUT — M. Ex. Comp. John E. Foster, Grand High Priest 

3. DELAWARE — M. Ex. Comp. James A. Pletz, Grand High Priest 

4. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — M. Ex. Comp. Charles S. Iversen, Grand High Priest 

5. ILLINOIS — R. Ex. Comp. Richard Marshall, Deputy Grand High Priest 

M. Ex. Comp. Emil A. Ulbricht, Past Grand High Priest 

6. MASSACHUSETTS — M. Ex. Comp. Alfred L. Morin, Grand High Priest 

M. Ex. Comp. Ralph Duncan, Past Grand High Priest 

R. Ex. Comp. Harold Swindell, Grand Captain of the Host 

7. MICHIGAN — M. Ex. Comp. James A. Henley, Grand High Priest 

M. Ex. Comp. William J. Inwood, Past Grand High Priest and Grand 
Secretary, M. Ex. Comp. Thomas Ballard, Past Grand High Priest, M. 
Ex. Comp. Ernest Millhouse, Past Grand High Priest, and M. Ex. 
Comp. Irving C. Talbot, Past Grand High Priest 

8. NEW BRUNSWICK — M. Ex. Comp. Roy C. Carleton, Grand Z. 

9. NEW HAMPSHIRE — M. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Younker, Grand High Priest 

10. NOVA SCOTIA — M. Ex. Comp. Cecil S. Dean, Grand High Priest 

11. QUEBEC — M. Ex. Comp. Irving Richards, Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. Edward H.J. 

Piatt, Grand Scribe E. and Past Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. Geoffrey 
Lessard, Past Grand Z. 

12. RHODE ISLAND — M. Ex. Comp. Lawrence C. Miller, Grand High Priest 

13. VERMONT — M. Ex. Comp. Percy W. Birchard, Grand High Priest 

14. VIRGINIA — M. Ex. Comp. John G. Eggleston, Grand High Priest 

15. WEST VIRGINIA — M. Ex. Comp. Patrick G. Henry, Grand High Priest 

16. ORDER OF HIGH PRIESTHOOD — R. Ex. Comp. W. Alan Dempsey, M. Ex. Grand 

President 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



17. YORK RITE SOVEREIGN COLLEGE — M. Pre-Em. Dist. Bro. John A. Downs, Past 

Gov. General 

18. RED CROSS OF CONST ANTINE — M. 111. Kt. Comp. John Flewelling, Grand Sov. 

19. ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS — M. 111. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, Past 

Grand Master 

20. SOVEREIGN GREAT PRIORY — M. Em. Knight, Dr. Philip J. Kendall, Supreme 

Grand Master 

21. GRAND LODGE OF CANADA A.F. & A.M. — M. Wor. Bro. Howard O. Polk, 

Grand Master 

The Grand First Principal personally greeted each visitor as presented, following a 
fanfare of trumpets, and welcomed them warmly. They were then escorted to their chairs by 
the Grand 2nd and 3rd Principals alternately. 

They were then given Grand Honours led by the Grand Scribe N. R. Ex. Comp. Lome F. 
Cunningham. 

Following a further fanfare, the Grand Director of Ceremonies, V. Ex. Comp. Harold 
Hubbell, then presented M. Wor. Bro. and Ex. Comp. Howard O. Polk, Grand Master, 
Grand Lodge of Canada A.F. & A.M. in the Province of Ontario. He was given Grand 
Honours and personally greeted by the Grand Z. who then escorted him to his chair. 

The flags of Canada and the United States were then presented at the Altar and lodged in 
the East. The National Anthems were sung. 

Following the Invocation by the Grand Chaplain, Rt. Ex. Comp. Rev. Garbutt Smith, 
the Travelling Triangle was presented to Grand Chapter by V. Ex. Comp. William Pomeroy, 
and in the absence of V. Ex. Comp. L.B. Morrison, who was ill, assisted by Ex. Comp. 
Lloyd Taylor on behalf of The St. Patrick Chapter, #145. V. Ex. Comp. Wm. Pomeroy said 
that the officers and members of St. Patrick's Chapter had thought that as the Golden 
Travelling Triangle had been in the custody of Grand Chapter since 1919, it seemed only right 
that to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Grand Chapter, that the ownership of the Triangle 
should be vested in Grand Chapter, and that on behalf of St. Patrick's Chapter he was happy 
to make this presentation at this time. 

(prolonged applause) 

M. Ex. Comp. Stuart, in thanking St. Patrick's Chapter, stated that it was understood 
that the Travelling Triangle will be available to the St. Patrick Chapter for all future 
Installations. 



FRATERNAL DEAD — 1982-83 

John William Gough 

Wilfred Cyril Steele 
William G. Treble — Sc. E. 12 yrs. 

Louis Ogle Miller 

Clayton E. Laithwaite 

Harvey Russell Baer 
Lyle L. Mansfield — S.E. 22 yrs. 

George Henry Downey 

Edward Alvie Lee 
John Gavin Frame 
James Wellington Crich 

William Thomas Randell 
Stephen Tripp — Oct./82 Grand Rep. 
of Saskatchewan 



3. 


St. John's 


Rt. Ex. Comp. 


6. 


St. John's 


Vy. Ex. Comp 


30. 


Huron 


Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Vy. Ex. Comp 
Vy. Ex. Comp 


32. 


Waterloo 


Vy. Ex. Comp 


41. 


Harris 


Rt. Ex. Comp. 


63. 


Havelock 


Vy. Ex. Comp 


64. 


Welland 


Vy. Ex. Comp 
Rt. Ex. Comp. 


66. 


The Malloch 


Rt. Ex. Comp. 


75. 


St. Clair 


Vy. Ex. Comp 


94. 


Midland 


Rt. Ex. Comp. 



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95. 


Tuscan 


Rt. 


140. 


Fort William 


Vy 


147. 


Lucknow 


Vy 
Rt. 


175. 


The Hamilton 


Rt. 


195. 


Peel 


Vy 
Rt. 


198. 


Couchiching 


Vy 


212. 


Mount Sinai 


Rt. 
Z. i 



217. St. Alban's 



222. Ottawa 
254. Golden Star 



Ex. Comp. Ernest T. Querney 
. Ex. Comp. William Colin Ewing 
. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Fisher 
Ex. Comp. Thomas Salkeld 
Ex. Comp. John Woodrow Fulkerson 
. Ex. Comp. C. Frederick Kline — S.E. 
Ex. Comp. James E. Archdekin 
. Ex. Comp. Alfred Oliver Murray 
Ex. Comp. Robert H. Hay 
of Mount Sinai Chapter 293, Buffalo, N.Y. 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Dr. Samuel Perlman — S-E. 4 yrs. Rep. 
Wyoming 

Vy. Ex. Comp. Frederick Oliver Murray — as above 
M. Ex. Comp. John Loftus House — G. Z. 1955 
Mother Chapter No. 91 Toronto Antiquity 
Vy. Ex. Comp. William Cyrus Pescod 
Vy. Ex. Comp. John Basil Davison 



FRATERNAL DEAD — SISTER JURISDICTIONS 



ALBERTA 
INDIANA 

MARYLAND 

NEW BRUNSWICK 

OHIO 

OREGON 

SOUTH CAROLINA 

SOUTH DAKOTA 

TENNESSEE 



M. Ex. Comp. Donald William Purnel G.Z. 1980-81 
M. Ex. Comp. Alfred Apple G.H.P. 1969 
M. Ex. Comp. George Riley Lee G.H.P. 1943 
M. Ex. Comp. Gerald Milton Pine G.H.P. 1941 
M. Ex. Comp. George B. Pearson G.Z. 1966-67 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Frederic C. Schnebly G.P.Soj. 
M. Ex. Comp. Walter Kipling Belt G.H.P. 1972 
M. Ex. Comp. George Hugh Ballinger G.H.P. 1960 
M. Ex. Comp. Walter H. Reckling G.H.P. 1958-59 
M. Ex. Comp. Wallace Phelan Douglas G.H.P. 1941 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE FRATERNAL DEAD 



To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter 
of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

How fitting to pause in the business of this 125th Convocation of Grand Chapter to pay a 
tribute of respect and affection to our Fraternal Dead. Words are poor tools with which to 
fashion the appreciation which all our hearts would like to express today. During the year, the 
most excellent companion John House, along with 411 of our companions, passed to the 
Grand Chapter above, of whom 29 held Grand Rank, and we also remember 10 past Grand 
Rank from our sister jurisdictions. The distance between abstraction and living reality is 
always great, but never more baffling than when we try to appraise the life, mission and 
character of those known so intimately to us buy who have now passed beyond our visible 
sight into the Grand Chapter above. Some had passed the three score years and ten and some 
were young men. 

We honour alike those who have filled offices in this or any other Grand Chapter and 
those who have served their own Chapters with distinction and fidelity. We feel confident that 
the Lord of Life will acknowledge this faithfulness. Some have served lives as an open book 
to be read by all men. Some have concealed their labours of love and service so that they have 
gone unrecognized by man. Both leave us a great legacy of faith and good- will and a 
challenge to carry on and build a firm structure upon the foundations already laid. 



10 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

We shall see them again when the day breaks and the shadows flee away. When death 
comes it is of little importance where we lived or when; of supreme significance is the nature 
of our living, our working, our playing, our serving, our dying. Death is not the end but the 
great new beginning, not tragedy but triumph and fulfillment if, before that great moment we 
have really begun to live in Him by faith, worthwhile life here and now depends upon our trust 
in God; the life to come depends on nothing less. Fortunate are those who have learned the 
secret of life's renewal and run with patience the race that is set before them. 

Lives of great men all remind us 
We can make our lives sublime 
And departing leave behind us 
Footprints on the sands of time. 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the committee 

R.Ex. Comp. Rev. Garbutt Smith, 

Chairman 

R.Ex. Comp. Rev. John Alexander Johnston 

DEATHS 1982 

1 . Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — A. Gault, F. Ormondroyd, W. Smart, W.F. White, 
G.A. Underbill, E.W. Grant, W. Weller, N. Shayler 

2. The Hiram — F.S. Whitmore, J. Gemmell, A. Schrier, G. Batten, R.L. Snedden, 
B.C. Salmon 

3. St. John's — J.E. Carrothers 

4. St. Andrew and St. John — H.B. Carnahan, H.E. Hodgins 

5. St. George's — H.F. Hill, C. Phillips, P. Brown, D. Smith, C.W. Tanner, LA. 
Courtemanche, D. Andrew, A.E. Armstrong, F.R. Taylor 

6. St. John's — W.C. Steele, D.H. Hilbert 

7. The Moira — T.J. Murphy, W. A. Munro, H.J. Allen, H.S. Robbins, B. Yanover 

8. King Solomon's — P.E. Amy, C.P. Rigby, F.J. Quinn, J.R.C. Lewis, F.G. 
McCarthy, H. Watson 

15. Wawanosh — J. Moore, M. Neild, G.E. Manigold 

16. Carleton — H.P. Olney, H.A. McKortle, C.C. Smith, R.G. Wiggans, F.T. Neidy, 
A.J. Finseth, C.S. Philips, A.V.P. Russell 

18. Oxford — R.C. Clark, W.H. Evans, F.E. Youngblut 

19. Mount Moriah — CM. Porter, E. Beverly, C. Naylor, H.N. Pederson, B.C. Haynes 

22. Grenville — P.E. Fretwell, M.J. Ryan 

23. Ezra — A. Mercer, B.G. Cattel, R.G. Boswell, R.H. Dickerson 

24. Tecumseh — J. A. Triller, E.G. Huggins 

26. St. Mark's — H.E. McClung, V.L. Little, J. A. Pow, J. A. Payton 

27. Manitou — C. Gorsline, L.T.H. Blackburn, S.S. Score 

28. Pentalpha — F.W. Manuel, L.F. Smith 

30. Huron — L.O. Miller, F. Walkom, C. Laithwaite, J.W. Britnell, J.S. McKeown 

31. Prince Edward — W.S. Lane, G.S. Morris, C.A. McCormack 

32. Waterloo — H.R. Baer 

34. Signet — C.E. Hurst, S.F.E. Wice, O.J. Travers 



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35. Keystone — F.E. Smith, G.B. Whitfield 

36. Corinthian — H.C. Sherwood, D. Miller, V.A. Selkirk, A.B. Smith, A.B. Burgess, 
B. Bolam 

40. Guelph — E.G. Potton, K.A. Dobbie 

41. Harris — F.M. Pittman, H.V. Harrison, T.H. Wilson, G.A. McDonald 
44. Mount Sinai — S.G. Weese, W. Allister 

46. St. James — A. Furtney, D.W. Edye 

47. Wellington — F.J. Crago 

48. St. John's — B. Salmon, B.A. Steele 

54. Palestine — M.B. Ryckman, A.W. Ney, R. Johnson, J.W. Doan, G.H. Somerville, 
C.E. Smith, D.J. Pearce, H.P. Vidler, C. Bruce, J. McJannet 

56. Georgian — J.P.Leslie 

57. King Hiram — J.C. Weegar, H. Fraser 

59. Sussex St. Lawrence — R.B. Morrison, E. Latimer, W.A. Hudgin, J.A.C. Auld, 
C.W. Wilson, J.C. Mehan 

61. Granite — H.R. Woermke, E.W. Houston 

62. York — E.A. Wright, D.B. Filsinger 

63. Havelock — G.Downey 

64. Willson — J.G. Frame, S.G. Beech, E. Rowe, E.A. Lee, J.R. Bryan 

66. Malloch — J.W. Crich 

67. Enterprise — R. Metcalf, W.T. Brown, J.E. Hunt, G. Cherry 

68. Maitland — A. Guy, C.A. Bowbeer 

69. Grimsby — L. Charron 

71. Prince of Wales — W. Taylor, C. Snyder, D.S. Habkirk 

72. Keystone — S.B. Irven 

73. Erie — AD. Cutler 

74. Beaver — H.C. Downham 

75. St. Clair — W.T. Randall, G. Mcintosh 

76. Mount Nebo — W.R. Springett, W.S. Johnston, H.G.W. Dickson, CM. Becksted 

77. Occident — T. Carnochan, O.E. Kennedy, D. Buchanan, J. A. Bradley, K. Allin 

78. Minnewawa — E.H. McPherson 

80. Ark — V. Biggs, I. Raletich, H.E. Munford, W.E. Coates 

81. Aylmer — R. McKie, T.E. Blunt, R.P. Wilson, W.D. Sedgewick 

82. Shuniah — V.E. Morton, G.P. Nelson, J. A. Galbraith, R.H. Holbrook 
84. Lebanon — A.J. Wilson, C. Thompson 

88. McNabb — E.W. Slaght, W.A. Craig 

90. Golden — E.R. Norman, E.J. Bunn, M.B. Hoffman 

94. Midland — F.W. Moynes, W.T. Bull, S.E. Tripp 

95. Tuscan — A. Goddard, R. Pascoe, F.C. Fielding, E. Querney, R.W. Duncan, CM. 
Collver, J.W. Sanderson 



12 GRAND CHAPTER-OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

102. Algonquin — S.G. MacDonald, C.W. Desing, P.G. MacLean 

103. St. John's — V.S. Dix 

104. White Oak — K.H. Droge 
110. Warkworth — A.B.Buchanan 

112. St. John's — S.H. Presley 

113. Brant — M. Hall, B.W. Smith, P. Abagon, S.W. Penniston, J.H. Johnson, W.H. 
Kyer, C. Craig, M.M. Matheson, D.A. Fawthror 

114. Bonnechere — L.J. Fraser, W.C. Baker 

1 15. Brant — C. Naylor, J. Webster 

116. Maple — W. Irwin, C.A. Menzies 

117. Kitchener — A.H. Welker, J.E. Hagmeier, J. Stewart 
1 19. King Cyrus — E. Haikala, H.J. Cobby, G.E. Quick 

129. Elliott — F. Lannin 

130. Chantry — DM. MacKay 

131. Amabel — R. Cruickshank 

132. Leeds — N. Greenlees, H.W. Brash, B.H. Bickerton, S.G. Willoughby 

133. St. Francis — F.G. Aboud, C.J.H. Coghlan, D.J. Bedore, R.L. Kincaid, W.G. 
Kirkwood, W.D. Warren 

135. Succoth — A.R. Knight, A. Fox, C. Reynold 

138. Shekinah — J.L. Madigan, G. Bell, L.M. Taws, C.C. Twine, A.T. Jordon, W.J. 

McKrell 

144. Presqu'ile — J. Ladenius 

145. The St. Patrick — L.J. Cudbird, E.W. Grant 

146. Bernard — G.C. MacDonald 

147. Lucknow,— A.E. McKim, T.J. Salkeld 

150. London — C. Hoppa, R.W. Lusby, A.F.J. Taylor, W.A. Kennedy 

151. Laurentia — O. Munk 

152. Alberton — C.R. Lyond, L.L. Leatherdale, T.O. Larsson, W.G. Watson, A.J. 
Dungey, A.O. Ross 

153. Sombra — G.S. Dean, D.A. Stewart 
155. Ancaster — H. Milligan 

167. Kichikewana — H.L. Wilson, T.M. McCullough, H.M. Holden, C. Laughlin, K. 
Lowes 

168. Ionic — P.D. Melville, R.E. King 

169. Temiskaming — R.T. Anderson, J.V. Dineson 
175. The Hamilton — J.W. Fulkerson 

195. Peel — R.R. Cooper, F.K. Kline, J.E. Archdekin, W.C. McKee, J.E. Hopcraft 

198. Couchiching — H.V. Sanson, H.G. Graham, A.O. Murray, W.J. Frankum 

205. Victoria — E.S. Cox, C.H. Hooper 

212. Mount Sinai — S. Perlman, H. Nesker, L.J. Zuker, R. Freeman, M. Sandler, M.J. 
Warner, C.G. Townsend, R.H. Hay 



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213. Northern Lights — S. Shankman, EH. King, J.F. Mortensen, R.S. Raymer, E.J. 
Richards, R. Powley, G. Stewart 

214. Vimy — W. Parsons 

215. Mimico — G.W. Berry, R.A. Ryckman 

217. St. Alban's — V.C. Malton, A.O. Murray, W.H. Downing, W.T. Frost 

218. Prince Edward — J. A. Maudsley 

219. Ulster — D.S. MacLachlan, A. Thomas, C.G. Mason, D.A. Richards 

220. Lebanon — G.R. Newell, B.D. Perkins 

221. Durham — J.M. Smith, C.J. MacDonald, G.D. Beaton 

222. Ottawa — A.H. Pratt, W.B. Murphy, W.C. Pescod, H.J. Gill, W.J. McKnight, R. 
Booth 

223. Abitibi — W. Oldham 

224. Keystone — A.B. Hodge, W.J. Britton, A.W. Henry, M.E. Masters, D.H. Felker, 
R.H. Spencer, A.K. Dick 

225. Beaver — J.Stuart 

226. Prince of Wales — G.R. Salesbury, C.E. Graham 

227. Quinte Friendship — L. Grills, R. Langmaid, P. Brown, L.A. Courtamanche, F.L. 
Bowes, J.W. Nelles 

230. Port Credit — D.E. Dyer 

231. St. Clair — W.K. Herd, A.W. Johnston, R.J. Corner 

232. King Cyrus — J.V. Trebell 

233. Oakwood — G.W. Burnett, D. Filsinger 

234. Halton — T. Gadd, J.C. Carney, J. Donovan 

235. Aurora — H.S. Bunn, J.R. Jennings 

236. Caledonia — P.H. Young 

238. The St. Andrew — F.C. McLeod, R.C. Taylor 

239. Blenheim — T.R. Clause, C. Drury 
243. McKay — S.E. Young 

245. Preston — H.A. Levendusky, N.W. Cook 

246. Humber — N.A. Barker, D.M. Thomson 

247. Nilestown — F.S. Whitehall, K.M. Lankin, M.J. Lankin, C.A. McColl 

248. Dochert — A.D.F. Campbell 

249. Palestine — N.I. Metcalf, B.C. Roper 

250. Thomas Peters — C. Willan, H.B. Near, A.G. Skinner, F.D. Long, E.R. Orum 

251. Kirkland — J. Drummond, G.L. Hamilton, W.R. Jones, M.C. Hettrick 

252. Hiawatha — DM. Burwell, A.W. Charman, J.N. Burr, C.L. Herbert, E. Kussela 

253. Regal — F.H. Holden, E. Ford 

254. Golden Star — F.R. Harris, G. Boggs 

255. Tillsonburg — C.C. Rogers, R.G. Waveall 
257. Espanola — D.E. Strain 



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258. Tyrian — CM. Livingstone 

259. Quetico — J.S. Boone, S.G. Swanson 

262. King David — G. Batten, W.A. Klainka, G.G. Goodall 

263. The Scarborough — F. Morton, R. Holroyd, W.L. Miller 

PRESENTATION OF BANNER 

At this time at the invitation of the Grant First Principal, The Toronto Principals 
Association represented by R. Ex. Comp. R. Rickward. R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Churchill 
unveiled the Banner, and Rt. Ex. Comp. William Snowden, Chairman of the Banner 
Committee gave the following report: 

We, this delegation consisting of the President, and Past President, of the Toronto Royal 
Arch Masons Principals' Association and I as Chairman of the Banner Committee, 
representing the members of this Association and also on behalf of all 27 Chapters of Toronto 
Districts No. 8 and No. 8A Royal Arch Masons, who supported this endeavor, respectfully 
ask you to receive this banner, as a gift from all of us to this Grand Chapter. 

This Commemorative Banner on which is displayed the appropriate colours of our 
ribbons, is emblazoned with the Coat of Arms of our distinguished order, and which we 
present to mark the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Grand Chapter of 
Royal Arch Masons of Canada, and in the province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Companion, the Grand First Principal, we now respectfully request that 
you accept this beautiful banner for the perpetual keeping of Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the province of Ontario. May it be hoisted in view on many subsequent 
auspicious occasions, during the next forthcoming 125 years. 

After accepting this Banner on Behalf of Grand Chapter, M. Ex. Comp. Stuart 
commented on its beauty and instructed the Grand Scribe E. to obtain a photograph of this 
Banner for reproduction in the Proceedings, and to write to all concerned expressing the 
thanks of Grand Chapter for this valuable addition to our Regalia. 

M. Ex. Comp. Stuart then invited the Grant Master to speak to the Assembly. . . . 

The Grand Master, M. Wor. Bro. Howard O. Polk, was pleased he had been able to 
attend. He said how he appreciated the many arrangements made for his comforts. He 
commented on the good attendance, and expressed the hope that our efforts to streamline our 
Convocation would be successful and that our deliberations would prove beneficial to Grand 
Chapter and all Masonry. 

He commented on the beautiful Banner which had been presented to Grand Chapter by 
the Principals Association of Toronto Districts 8 and 8A. 

PRESENTATION OF PAST GRAND Z'S 

M. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart read out the names of our Past Grand Z's in order of 
seniority and asked that they approach the Altar. 

The following answered the call: 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith 
M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett 
M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay 
M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent 
M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson 
M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule 
M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman 
M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott 

The Grand Z. paid tribute to the dedication and continuing aid and assistance given by 
our Past First Principals, and called for Grand Honours led by the Grand Scribe N. He 



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regretted the absence of M. Ex. Comp. A.G.N. Bradshaw, due to ill health, and directed the 
Grand Scribe E. to inform him that his absence was noted with regret. 

In reply, M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith thanked the Companions for their greetings, and 
expressed his pleasure in being in attendance, and said that he felt sure that the Past Grand Z's 
would, as he did, continue to work on our behalf as long as they were able to do so. 

Following these remarks, M. Ex. Comp. Sproule was requested to leave and obligate the 
Scrutineers. 

TORONTO DISTRICTS 8 and 8A ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Gordon H. Stuart, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario, 
The Most Worshipful Howard O. Polk, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and 
Accepted Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario, Distinguished Guests from our Sister 
Capitular Jurisdictions in Canada and in the United States, and representatives from all 
Masonic Bodies. 

The Companions of Toronto Districts 8 and 8A consider it a privilege to extend to you 
our sincere fraternal greetings on this the One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Annual Convocation 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

We express to you our appreciation for once again allowing us to be the hosts for this, the 
Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter. We sincerely hope that your journey to Toronto was 
and most pleasant, and that your stay in our city will be enjoyable and profitable. 

Most Excellent Sir, we of the two Toronto Districts, have, as we are sure all Districts 
have, benefitted immensely from your capable and conscientious stewardship. It has indeed 
been a privilege and honour to have served under your leadership. 

It is our earnest hope, Most Excellent Sir, that as you enter the second year in your High 
Office, you may continue to enjoy excellent health in order that your experience, your 
wisdom and your zeal will further benefit the cause of Capitular Masonry for this and many 
more years to come. 

Presented this 22nd day of April, 1983 
Lloyd Churchill, Grand Supt. Dist 8 
Joseph Harrigan Grand Supt. Dist 8A 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES 

It was moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Albert A. Mortlock, tha. as the Proceedings of the last Grand Chapter Convocation held in 
Toronto on 27, 28 and 29 April, 1982 have been printed and copies sent to all Chapters in this 
Jurisdiction — the recorded minutes be considered as read and the same now be confirmed. 

Carried 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

It was moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. Albert 
Mortlock "That the Mileage and Per Diem Committee, headed by Rt. Ex. Comp. Lloyd 
Gillespie, as Chairman, pay the Mileage and Per Diem to the Members of the Grand 
Executive Committee entitled to same." 

Carried 

It was moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. Albert 
Mortlock, 

(a) "That Rt. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff be Chairman of the Credentials Committee with 
power to form his own Committee as approved by the Grand Z." 

Carried 



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(b) "That Rt. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff be Chairman of the Scrutineers Committee with 
power to form his own Committee, with assistance from the Credentials Committee, as 
approved by the Grand Z." 

Carried 

MOTION: 

It was moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. Albert 
Mortlock that the next Grand Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario be held in Toronto on Friday and Saturday, 13th and 14th 
April, 1984. 

Carried 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

The Most Excellent Grand Z. asked the Grand Scripe E. to call the roll of 
Representatives near our Grand Body of Sister Jurisdictions, and ask them to answer the call 
and assemble before the Altar. The following answered to their names at the Grand Chapter of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

ALABAMA Eugene W. Harrison 

ALBERTA Albert A. Mortlock 

ARGENTINA Russell H. Brown 

ARIZONA Edward M. Marshall 

ARKANSAS Frank L. Barrett 

DELAWARE William J. Grierson 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Bruce H. Smith 

FLORIDA Gordon K. Brown 

FRANCE Ernest L. Goodman 

GEORGIA Henry G. Edgar 

GERMANY William H. Sproule 

IDAHO Joseph Hessey 

INDIA Douglas J. Argent 

IOWA William S. Thomson 

IRELAND William J. Boston 

ISRAEL Irving Ingles 

LOUISIANA E.S.P. Carson 

MAINE Robert T. Rigby 

MARYLAND Leo J. Gent 

MASSACHUSETTS Fraser Hay 

MEXICO John C. Ferguson 

MICHIGAN Gordon H. Stuart 

MINNESOTA F. Carl Ackert 

MISSISSIPPI Donald M. Lusignan 

MISSOURI Percy MacGregor 

MONTANA Arthur Watson 

NEBRASKA Orval Francis 

NETHERLANDS Maarten van Wamelen 

NEVADA Gordon T. Ferguson 

NEW BRUNSWICK George E. Turner 

NEW HAMPSHIRE .Percy Barr 

NEW JERSEY Aube Weisman 

NEW MEXICO Stanley H. Wheeler 

NEW SOUTH WALES Edward W. Elcombe 

NEW YORK Hallett C. Banks 

NOVA SCOTIA John J. Robbins 

OKLAHOMA Robert Jones 

PENNSYLVANIA George de Quetteville 

PHILIPPINES David C. Hill 

QUEBEC Charles W. Emmett 



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QUEENSLAND Reginald Forest-Jones 

RHODE ISLAND Arthur S. Haley 

SASKATCHEWAN J. Max Laushway 

SOUTH AFRICA Leslie Levitt 

SOUTH CAROLINA Cedric C. Dale 

SOUTH DAKOTA Frederick C. Conley 

SWITZERLAND Jack Meier 

TENNESSEE George B. Cowman 

TEXAS Jack B. Loft 

UTAH Lloyd B. Gillespie 

VIRGINIA Fred Scott 

WEST VIRGINIA W.H. Sargent 

WISCONSIN Donald F. Kline 

WYOMING Angus McDonald 

After a welcome from the Grand First Principal, Grand Honours were accorded led by 
the Grand Scribe N. 

OATH OF OFFICE 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, was appointed by our Grand Z. to preside at the 
Ceremony of the Oath of Office of the Scrutineers. 

This was to take place at a convenient time. 

The Grand First Principal requested a Past Grand Z. to assume the Sceptre while Most 
Excellent Companion Gordon H. Stuart delivered his address. 

GRAND FIRST PRINCIPAL'S ADDRESS — APRIL 1983 

To the Officers and Companions of the Most Excellent, The Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

My Companions: 

Another year has passed. It is a privilege and a pleasure to meet and address you in Grand 
Chapter, to render to you a brief account of my stewardship for the past twelve months and to 
acquaint you with the various occurrences which have transpired since our last meeting. I 
greet you well, and may we be long permitted to assemble thus in union and in good 
fellowship. 

Grand Chapter now meets to celebrate its One Hundred and Twenty Fifth Grand 
Convocation. Surely in this atmosphere of thankfulness and remembrance we have reason to 
congratulate each other on the steady progress of our antient and noble Order, and for the 
continuing development of its various excellent attributes. Naturally on an occasion such as 
this, our first thoughts must turn to expressing our heartfelt thanks to the Great Jehovah for the 
continual manifold blessings vouchsafed to this Grand Chapter as we celebrate a century and a 
quarter of life and service rendered in His Name. May we all humbly observe and rejoice in 
the words of the Psalmist who exhorteth: "O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good; for his 
mercy endureth for ever." 

At our last meeting we adopted certain procedures to streamline our Annual 
Convocation. The "new look" begins with this Convocation. You will be the sole judge of 
some of the changes so employed this year. As we meet in pleasant companionship to consult 
together and to consider further means for the advancement and prosperity of the Royal Craft, 
let us pray that our endeavours shall always meet with the approbation of the GREAT I AM. 

It is only fitting that our One Hundred and Twenty Fifth Convocation should be held in 
the City of Toronto, the Queen City of Canada, and the Capital of our Province. I extend to 
the Companions of this beautiful city, and to our hosts — the members of the Principals' 
Association of the Toronto Districts 8 and 8A, our heartfelt thanks for their most gracious 



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invitation to hold our deliberations in their city. It is also a pleasure to meet once again in the 
Royal York Hotel, a hotel renowned around the world for its hospitality, comfort and 
facilities. 

It is especially gratifying that our convocation should be graced with the presence of so 
many distinguished guests from our Sister Grand Jurisdictions in Canada and from our great 
and friendly neighbour to the South. I extend to them a most cordial welcome. We are 
inspired by their presence and hope they will enjoy their visit with us. Both my wife Doreen 
and I shall always be grateful to them for their gracious and most courteous hospitality and the 
warmth of their friendship during our visits to their Grand Jurisdictions. 

To M. Ex. Comp. James A. Henley, Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of 
Michigan and his distinguished Delegation, I extend a special welcome. At the founding 
Convocation in Hamilton, our first Grand First Principal, M. Ex. Comp. William Mercer 
Wilson and his Grand Chapter Officers were regularly installed and invested, and the new 
Grand Chapter of Canada proclaimed by M. Ex. Comp. Czar Jones, Past Grand High Priest of 
the State of Michigan, a fraternal act which has been forever enshrined in the archives of this 
Grand Chapter. May the bonds of friendship cemented by this fraternal act of over 125 years 
ago between our two Grand Chapters be ever strengthened by our continuing purpose of 
advancing the Institution of Royal Arch Masonry. Their presence here today reminds us of 
that long close friendship which has blessed our Masonic endeavours in harmony and accord 
over these many, many years. 

To the distinguished representatives and heads of other Masonic bodies: The Sovereign 
Great Priority of Canada, Knights Templar; The Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters 
of Ontario; The Masonic and Military Order of the Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine 
and the Appendant Orders; The Order of High Priesthood; The York Rite Sovereign College 
of North America; I extend to them our warmest fraternal greetings and express our sincere 
appreciation for their attendance. Unfortunately the Sovereign Grand Commander of the 
Ancient and Accepted Rite cannot be with us today, I expect to have the pleasure of greeting 
him tomorrow morning. 

It is a particular honour for me to welcome in his official capacity, our highly esteemed 
Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Howard O. Polk, and to assure him of the warm 
feelings of loyalty and high regard which this Grand Chapter and indeed all Royal Arch 
Masons in this Grand Jurisdiction have for the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of 
Ontario which he so well represents and presides over. We fully appreciate that the Grand 
Lodge is the foundation and the pillars of that mighty Masonic edifice while the Royal Arch 
furnishes the copestone that adorns and strengthens the entire structure. Together we have the 
happy privilege of representing Ancient Freemasonry. 

As we meet here on this Commemorative Anniversary, it is well to spend a few moments 
to reflect on our past, our humble beginnings and our rich heritage. It has been written that a 
nation without vision shall perish. Indeed our first Grand First Principal William Mercer 
Wilson was a man of vision, in fact he may have been touched with the gift of prophecy. On 
the day that the Grand Chapter of Canada was formed by four Royal Arch Chapters, he 
foresaw the spread of Royal Arch Masonry across Canada in every city, town, village or 
hamlet, wherever there was a Masonic lodge. He also emphasized that the influence of Royal 
Arch Masonry would always prove favourable to the best interests of symbolic Masonry. The 
large attendance of Companions here today gives ample testimony of the fulfillment of his 
vision. 

It is obvious from those modest beginnings, early Royal Arch Masons builded well. 
Being spiritually motivated and ever confident of Divine Support, they were thus continually 
strengthened to overcome their many trials, difficulties and discouragements. Their 
dedication and accomplishments to the Royal Craft are many, and we recognize and 
appreciate our heritage and applaud our predecessors for their extraordinary labours. 

While conditions and times have greatly changed, and the nature of our problems 
different, may we at this Convocation re-dedicate ourselves to make such contributions that 
future generations will be proud to include us in their heritage. The choice is ours. 



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NECROLOGY 

The passing of another year has inevitably taken its toll of many of our Companions who 
contributed much to Royal Arch Masonry and once again, as we pause in loving memory, we 
are reminded of the stern reality of the uncertainty of human life. However, in our grief of 
their departure from our midst, we are heartened by the belief that there in God's loving hands 
they will receive promised wages. Our sincere sympathy is extended to their bereaved loved 
ones and we join them in their sorrow. 

The ranks of our Past Grand Z's have been broken by the death on March 5, 1983, of M. 
Ex. Comp. John Loftus House, one of our beloved, highly revered and respected Past Grand 
First Principals who had served this Grand Chapter with distinction 1955/56. Now after many 
years of illness he has laid aside his working tools. M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett has 
prepared a beautiful Tribute in his memory. 

It is also with saddened hearts that we record the passing of three other Companions of 
Grand Chapter who were serving as Grand Representatives of Sister Grand Chapters near this 
Grand Chapter. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Stephen Tripp, Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan. 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Samuel Perlman, Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of Wisconsin. 

It is with profound sorrow that I include with these two distinguished Companions the 
death of Rt. Ex. Comp. Gerald O. Smith, Past Grand Superintendent of Georgian District 
No. 9. Having served as Past Grand Sovereign of the Grand Imperial Conclave of the Red 
Cross of Constantine and as Past Supreme Grand Master of the Sovereign Great Priory of 
Canada, he was a prominent Craftsman of this Country. He was serving as the Grand 
Representative of the Grand Chapter of Manitoba at his death. 

We join with Sister Grand Jurisdictions in mourning the passing of many of their 
Distinguished Companions and share in their grief and sorrow. In the pages of our 
Proceedings your Committee on Fraternal Dead will report in detail regarding the losses 
sustained by Sister Grand Jurisdictions as well as our own Grand Jurisdiction. Our Grand 
Chaplain, Rt. Ex. Comp. Rev. Garbutt Smith has provided a fitting Memorial Service in their 
memory. 

"The sands of earthly life full run, 
The rest and peace from toil begun, 
The darkness o'er, the shadows past, 
The glorious light of heaven at last. 
No more pain, all struggles o'er, 
They live with God for evermore." 

On December 30, 1982, a request for rank of Past Principal was received from King 
Solomon's Chapter No. 8 for Ex. Comp. Austin Wilkins, who due to illness could not 
continue in office after having concluded his term as Second Principal. He still is able to serve 
his Chapter in the capacity of its organist. I take great pleasure in recommending that the rank 
of Past Principal be granted to this devoted Companion. 

A request has been received from Nilestown Chapter No. 247 to confer on the late Ex. 
Comp. Karl Milton Lankin the rank of Past Principal posthumously. Ex. Comp. Lankin 
passed to the Grand Chapter Above on April 3, 1982, while serving in the office of First 
Principal. He had always fulfilled his duties with sincerity and dedication and I take pleasure 
in recommending that the Past Rank be confirmed. 

Due to change in by-laws, Ex. Comp. B.A. Wickie, was unable to serve the full twelve 
months as First Principal of Tecumseh Chapter No. 24. I, therefore, concur with the request 
of Tecumseh Chapter and recommend that Ex. Comp. B.A. Wickie be confirmed as a Past 
Principal. 

A request has been received from Mount Sinai Chapter No. 212, to confer on Ex. Comp. 
George Sinkins the rank of Past Principal. Ex. Comp. Sinkins had occupied the Chair as Z in a 
most commendable and exemplary manner but three months after being installed he was 



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afflicted with a serious illness. However, the Chapter program which he had laid out on his 
Trestle Board was carried out by the other Past Principals and Mount Sinai Chapter enjoyed a 
highly successful year. Although not fully restored to health, Ex. Comp. Sinkins returned to 
the Chapter for the last two meetings of the year. I, therefore, recommend Past Rank for Ex. 
Comp. George Sinkins. 

Ex. Comp. Ronald Whittet, of Ancaster Chapter No. 155, having served as Third and 
Second Principal, lies in hospital at death's door. I recommend Past Rank for Ex. Comp. 
Ronald Whittet. 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

It was pleasing to observe that fifty-four Grand Representatives out of a total of eighty 
answered to the call at our last Grand Convocation. 

Let me with all kindness and also with earnestness remind those Companions who are not 
always in attendance but who have been honoured with credentials as the chosen 
Representatives of Sister Grand Jurisdictions, the necessity, or at least the propriety, of their 
being present at our Grand Chapter Convocation to receive the Grand Honours to which the 
Grand Chapters they represent are entitled. 

It is also their duty to communicate the greetings of this Grand Chapter together with an 
account of our Proceedings to the Grand High Priest or Grand First Principal by whom they 
have been accredited. 

I also recommend to constituent Chapters that they duly acknowledge the presence of 
Grand Representatives whenever such are present in their Chapters. 

Due to deaths, or resignations, or other just causes, and upon my recommendations, 
commissions have been received for the following new Grand Representative appointments 
near our Grand Chapter. 

Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan — Rt. Ex. Comp. J. Max Laushway 

Grand Chapter of the Republic of the Philippines — V. Ex. Comp. David C. Hill 

Grand Chapter of Wisconsin — V. Ex. Comp. Donald F. Kline. 

A delayed Commission has also been recently received for Rt. Ex. Comp. Clarence 
Faulkner as the Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of Connecticut. 

In addition, I have been pleased to approve and have issued the necessary commissions 
for the following six vacancies occurring in our Representatives near Sister Grand Chapters. 

Australia — V. Em. Comp. W.C. Poynton 
Indiana — V. Em. Comp. Donald L. Shutt 
Nevada — V. Em. Comp. Joseph Frade 
Philippines — V. Ex. Comp. Ernesto Z. Gonzales 
Vermont — M. Ex. Comp. Percy W. Birchard 
Wyoming — M. Ex. Comp. Lewis H. Russel, 2nd. 

PER CAPITA DUES 

A year ago, your attention was directed to the need for action to achieve a balance budget 
and the suggestion was made that the Grand Chapter per capita dues be increased. Having in 
mind that the current per capita was set back in 1974, and that our income has declined by the 
loss of approximately one thousand members during this period, while large inflationary 
pressures have existed, it is obvious that dues must necessarily be increased if our financial 
position is to be improved. 

I may qualify that it has only been through excellent financial control by our Finance 
Committee headed by M. Ex. Comp. Charles Emmett and sound investment portfolios 
managed by M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, that we have avoided per capita increase up to now. 
However, in aviation parlance, we have now passed the point of no return, and after much 



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consideration, the Finance Committee is recommending a semi-annual increase of 40 cents. 
During this convocation you will be asked to adopt this recommendation and I sincerely hope 
it will meet with your approval. 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 

May I take this opportunity of conveying my thanks and appreciation to those zealous 
and distinguished Companions who so faithfully have performed their duties as Grand 
Superintendents in their respective Districts. By precept and example they have efficiently 
discharged their duties and it is this quality of leadership in the Districts which inspires our 
Companions to greater heights and brings about notable achievements of the Royal Craft. 

MASONIC PROTOCOL 

In order "to assist you in your researches", I approached our Grand Lecturer, M. Ex. 
Comp. Charles W. Emmett, with the request to prepare a Manual of Capitular Masonic 
Protocol for use in Chapters of our Grand Jurisdiction. 

Our Grand Lecturer, a very skillful and knowledgeable exponent of the Royal Craft 
entered into this assignment with his customary zeal. In collaboration with M. Ex. Comp. 
William S. Thomson and members of the Grand Council, he has compiled the Manual of 
Protocol which has now been printed and will soon be distributed. 

As this official Manual will provide the proper standard of procedure and conduct for 
Officers of Chapters in this Grand Jurisdiction, I urge all Principals wishing to improve their 
skills in ruling their Chapter to obtain a copy and be guided by the wise counsel and 
instruction contained therein. 

I thank the Grand Lecturer and all those who took part in its composition for making this 
important Manual available. 

RELEASE A MIRACLE 

You will remember that at our last Convocation it was decided to commemorate the 
125th Anniversary of Grand Chapter by doing something notable, not only for those within 
Freemasonry, but for those on the outside as well, and we decided to raise a fund from which 
the income would go towards financial assistance for research in various medical fields where 
little progress has been made. 

We calculated that we would require $125,000.00 and that a donation of $10.00 from 
each Companion would put us over the top. I would like to express my sincere thanks to those 
Companions who have generously responded to Release A Miracle and to the Chapters or 
Districts which have put on special Fund raising drives. In particular, I wish to thank 
Keystone Chapter No. 35, Whitby, and Mount Sinai Chapter No. 212, Toronto, for their 
individual contributions of over $5000.00 each, and also to the Ruling Principals' Council of 
Toronto District 8 for their wonderful contribution of $4000.00. Nine Chapters have exceeded 
the suggested Chapter quotas; Aurora No. 235, Ulster No. 219, Port Credit No. 230, 
Oakwood No. 233, Tecumseth No. 264, Keystone No. 35, Mount Sinai No. 212, King 
Darius No. 134 and Warkworth No. 110. Two other Chapters, White Oak No. 104 and 
Havelock No. 63, are both nearing their goals. I am also pleased to acknowledge two Districts 
which have exceeded the District targets namely Toronto District 8A and Ontario District 10. 

However, I am disappointed and must report that many other Chapters have not done as 
well and although we would have preferred to terminate this special project at this 125th 
Convocation, the Release A Miracle Fund will remain open until our goal is reached, which 
we trust will be by the end of the current year. I sincerely hope that all Chapters will 
endeavour to reach their quotas by then. 

In conclusion, I thank the Release A Miracle Committee composed of M. Ex. Comps. 
William S. Thomson, Charles W. Emmett and Aube L. Weisman, together with their District 
and Local Chapter Chairmen, for their zeal and dedication in promoting and advancing this 



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worthwhile cause. I also thank V. Ex. Comp. William Dixon for his labours as Recording 
Secretary of the fund. 

GRAND ADVISORY MEETINGS 

During the year, three meetings of your Grand Council with the Past Grand Zs. were 
held. It is a pleasure to record my appreciation of the assistance of our Past Grand Zs. whose 
counsel and advice is of great value. I am also very fortunate to have the assistance and 
support of two eminent Royal Arch Masons, Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, Grand H; 
and Rt. Ex. Comp. Albert A. Mortlock, Grand J. Their worthy qualities fit them for 
exceptional leadership in this Grand Chapter and they add lustre to the high offices they 
occupy. 

BENEVOLENCE 

We are very pleased that Grand Chapter can still be of assistance to some of its 
Companions or dependents who are in financial need. 

The gratitude of all Companions of this Grand Chapter is due to Rt. Ex. Comp. R.C. 
Ackert and his Committee composed of M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith and Rt. Ex. Comp. Dr. 
George Turner, for another year of faithful, efficient and loving service to our needy 
Companions and their dependents. 

We also with to congratulate and express our appreciation to those Chapters which have 
established active programs of "works of mercy" in their own locale. 

"Console a brother when he's sick, 
Or help him when in need. 
Without a thought of a reward 
For any act or deed." 

NEW CHAPTERS 

I am delighted to report a new Chapter known as Kenogamisis Royal Arch Chapter is 
working under dispensation at Geraldton, Ontario. This chapter is making good progress and I 
trust I may have the pleasure of granting them their Charter at this present Convocation. 

I extend my appreciation to Rt. Ex. Comp. Roy I. Skene, Grand Superintendent, District 
No. 14, for acting on my behalf at the formal Institution of the Chapter on September 18, 
1982. Rt. Ex. Comp. Skene with the able assistance of other past and present Grand Chapter 
Offices travelled nearly 800 miles on the round trip for the purpose of Instituting the new 
Chapter. 

DISPENSATIONS 

During the year one hundred and fifty-five (155) Dispensations were issued, the majority 
for the purpose of changing the night or the time of regular meetings, to hold Ladies or Social 
events, with a few requests to advance Officers and permission to hold Master Masons' 
Nights. They are tabulated as below. 

GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH BANNER 

On behalf of this Grand Chapter I express our sincere appreciation to the Principals' 
Association of Toronto Districts 8 and 8 A for their presentation of the truly magnificent Grand 
Chapter Banner. 

The heraldic devices of the Banner predate the era of this Grand Chapter and remind us 
of our original heritage and ancient customs. While this Banner reminds us of our glorious 
past, may it also impel us to plan for a glorious future. The Holy Writ tells us, "Let us not be 
weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." 



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As this Banner hangs before our eyes, may the great watchwords of Royal Arch 
Masonry, "Holiness to the Lord", emblazoned upon the Banner, remind us that we should by 
our example and influence, inspire and promote the reverence, respect and homage which is 
due to the Great Jehovah. 

I wish to thank Rt. Ex. Comp. William Snowden, Banner Chairman, the past and present 
Presidents of the Principals' Association and all those talented Companions who conceived 
the idea and assisted in the project. I also express our deep appreciation to Mrs. Elsie Rigby 
for the excellence of her art and work in fabricating this splendid Banner. 

THE GOLDEN TRAVELLING TRIANGLE 

This Grand Chapter has constantly expressed our sincere and fraternal appreciation to 
The St. Patrick Chapter No. 145, Toronto, for the privilege of being the custodian of the 
beautiful and valuable Chapter Triangle which has become known as the Golden Travelling 
Triangle. Since 1919, it has been used by Grand Chapter whenever the Grand Z is present. 

Recently The St. Patrick Chapter elected to contribute to the happiness of this Grand 
Chapter by bestowing the permanency of possession of the Golden Travelling Triangle on the 
occasion of our 125th Anniversary Convocation. 

On behalf of this Grand Chapter, I express our deepest thanks to the Companions of The 
St. Patrick Chapter for their extreme generosity and I ask that the Grand Scribe E record the 
complete story and history of this very valuable gift in this year's Proceedings. 

VISITATIONS 

It has been a privilege to visit many of our own Chapters as well as to Sister Grand 
Jurisdictions and to other Masonic bodies to which we have fraternal relations. In every 
instance I was accorded a gracious reception and outstanding hospitality. Unfortunately time 
does not permit me to comment upon each visit. 

My official visits are listed hereunder. 



VISITATIONS OF THE GRAND Z. 

April 30, 1982 — Michael Maier College, S.R.I. A., Woodstock — Installation Ceremonies 

May 6, 1982 — Keystone Chapter No. 72, Stirling — Visitation. Dedicate VOTSL 

May 8, 1982 — Oakwood Chapter #233, Toronto — 60th Year Anniversary 

May 10-12, 1982 — Grand Chapter of Maryland, Baltimore — Official Guest 

May 14-15, 1982 — Grand Chapter of Connecticut, Hartford — Official Guest 

May 22, 1982 — Arrangements Committee, Toronto — General Assembly — York Rite 
Sovereign College 

May 29, 1982 — Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Ontario, Toronto — Official 
Guest 

June 1, 2, 3, 1982 — Grand Chapter of Quebec, Montreal — Official Guest 

June 16, 1982 — Lebanon Chapter No. 220, Etobicoke — Strawberry Night 

June 17, 1982 — Edwin York Rite College, Stratford — Installation Ceremonies 

June 24, 1982 — St. David's Lodge, St. Thomas — Installation Ceremonies 

June 26, 1982 — Grand Superintendent's Instruction, Toronto 

June 30, 1982 — Toronto College, S.R.I. A. — Consecrated Chief Adept of Ontario 



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July 20-22, 1982 — Grand Lodge Communications, Toronto — Official Guest of the Grand 
Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario 

July 28-3 1 , 1 982 — General Assembly of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, 
Toronto — Installed as Governor General 

August 8-10, 1982 — Sovereign Great Priory of Canada, Halifax, N.S. — Official Guest 

August 14-19, 1982 — Grand Encampment of the United States, Knight Templars — Hot 
Springs, Arkansas — Official Guest 

September 14, 1982 — King Solomon's Chapter No. 8, Toronto — 125th Anniversary 

September 17, 1982 —Wexford Lodge No. 683 — Reception for D.D.G.M. — District # 4 

September 18, 1982 — Kichikewana Chapter No. 167, Midland — Annual Royal Arch Ball 
and Georgian District — Reception for Grand Z. 

September 20, 1982 — Zetland Lodge, Toronto — Canada Night 

September 21, 1982 — St. Patrick Chapter No. 145, Toronto — Special evening honouring 
V. Ex. Comp. Lance Morrison and V. Ex. Comp. Wm. Pomeroy. 

September 25, 1982 — MacNabb Chapter No. 88, Dresden — 100th Anniversary 

September 26, 1982 — Hamilton District Divine Service, Burlington 

September 27, 1982 — The General Mercer Lodge #548 — Reception for R.W. Bro. 
Andrew F. Tannahill 

September 29, 1982 — Toronto College S.R.I. A. 

October 2, 1982 — York Rite College Constitution and Installation — Danville, Illinois 

October 7-9, 1982 — Grand Chapter of Michigan — Midland, Michigan — Official Guest 

October 12, 1982 — Shekinah Chapter No. 138, Toronto — Installation Ceremonies 

October 15, 1982 — Humber Chapter No. 246, Toronto — Installation Ceremonies 

October 22, 1982 — Grand Advisory Meeting — Ramada Inn, North Bay 

October 23, 1982 — Grand Executive Meeting — Ramada Inn, North Bay 

October 28-31, - 1982 — Grand Chapter of Virginia — Virginia Beach, Virginia — Official 
Guest 

November 3, 1982 — Mimico Chapter No. 215 — Installation and Investiture of Officers 

November 7, 1982 — District 8 and 8A Annual Divine Service, Toronto — Manor Rd. 
United Church — 240 Manor Rd. E., Toronto 

November 9, 1982 — Enterprise Chapter, No. 67, Palmerston — Visit 

November 12, 1982 — The General Mercer Lodge #548 — Remembrance Night 

November 23, 1982 — Temple Lodge #625, Toronto — Installation & Investure 

November 26, 1982 — Toronto Antiquity Chapter No. 91, Toronto — Installation and 
Investiture of Officers 

November 27, 1982 — Tecumseh Chapter No. 24, Stratford — Installation Ceremonies 

December 4, 1982 — Succoth Chapter No. 135, Uxbridge — Social Evening 

December 6, 7, 8, 1982 — Grand Chapter of Massachusetts — Boston, Massachusetts — 
Official Guest 

December 10, 1982 — The General Mercer Lodge #548, Toronto — Installation 



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December 12, 1982 — Geoffrey De St. Aldemar Preceptory No. 2, Toronto — Christmas 
Observance 

December 29, 1982 — Toronto College S.R.I. A. 

January 3, 1982 — St. Andrew and St. John Chapter No. 4, Toronto — Installation 

January 5, 1983 — Grand Advisory Meeting — Grand Chapter Office 

January 7, 1983 — Godfrey De Bouillon Preceptory No. 3, Hamilton — Installation of M. 
Ex. Comp. Fred Scott as Presiding Preceptor 

January 8, 1983 — Peel Chapter No. 195 — Installation and Dinner-Dance 

January 10, 1983 — Toronto Lodge of Perfection A. & A.S.R. — Guest Speaker 

January 13, 1983 — Connaught Lodge No. 501, Toronto — Installation 

January 24, 1983 — Aurora Chapter No. 235, Aurora — Installation 

January 25, 1983 — Port Credit Chapter No. 230 — Installation 

January 29, 1983 — Ulster Chapter No. 219, Weston — Robbie Burns Night — Rameses 
Shrine Mosque, Toronto 

January 31, 1983 — Principals Association, Toronto — Annual Dinner 

February 1, 1983 — Mocha Shrine Temple, London — Meeting with M.W.G.M. and other 
Masonic leaders 

February 5, 1983 — Athelstan York Rite College, Toronto — Executive Meeting 

February 7, 1983 — St. Andrew and St. John Chapter No. 4, Toronto — Honouring Ex. 
Comp. C. Salter 

February 10, 1983 — '83 Grand Convocation Committee Meeting — Grand Chapter Office 

February 20, 1983 — United Grand Imperial Council — Red Cross of Constatine — U.S.A., 
Mexico and Philippines — Dallas, Texas 

February 21, 1983 — The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Assoc. — Dallas, 
Texas 

March 3-4, 1983 — The Grand Chapter of New York — Annual Grand Convocation — 
Albany, N.Y. 

March 5, 1983 — York Rite Sovereign College of North America — Board of Directors 
Meeting — Detroit, Michigan 

March 17, 1983 — Bruce Chapter No. 53, Petrolia — Presentation of Honourary 
Membership to Grand Z. 

March 19, 1983 — Potentates Ball — Rameses Shrine Temple, Toronto 

March 26, 1983 — The Hamilton Principals Association — District Reception for Grand Z. 
— Masonic Temple, Hamilton 

March 30, 1983 — Reception for the Grand Master — The Grand Lodge of Canada — 
Toronto Districts A.F. & A.M. — Constellation Hotel, Toronto 

April 9, 1983 — New Jersey York Rite College — Trenton, N.J. — Reception for M.W. Bro. 
Harold Elliott, 2nd — Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey 

April 11, 1983 — Convocation Committee Meeting — Grand Chapter Office — Grand 
Council Meeting 

April 16, 1983 — The General Mercer Lodge #548, Toronto — Reception for Grand Senior 
Deacon, G.H. Stuart 



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April 21-23, 1983 — Grand Chapter Convocation — 125th Annual Convocation — Royal 
York Hotel, Toronto 

April 23, 1983 — Grand Council — Order of High Priesthood 

HONOURS 

While attending the Grand Lodge Communications of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario, last July, I was greatly honoured by the appointment of Grand Senior 
Deacon of our distinguished Grand Lodge, and I have expressed my sincere appreciation to 
our M.W. Grand Master. 

May I offer congratulations to the many Companions who were also honoured at Grand 
Lodge by either election or appointment and trust that they have enjoyed their year in the 
service of Craft Masonry. I would also like to express the congratulations of this Grand 
Chapter to Companion Dr. Wallace McLeod who was installed ^s Worshipful Master of 
Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, English Register, in London, England, last November. 
This is the first time a Canadian has ever been chosen to rule "the premier lodge of Masonic 
research" in the 96 years of its history. We are exceptionally proud of Comp. McLeod's 
achievement and wish him well. He is presently serving as an officer of King Cyrus Chapter 
No. 232, Toronto. 

In August, I had the honour of being installed as the Governor General of the York Rite 
Sovereign College of North America. This is a very distinct honour for me since it is the first 
time a Canadian has been elected to this high office in international Masonry. 

Later in the year, I also had the distinction of receiving Honorary memberships in the 
Grand Chapter of Michigan and in the Grand Council of Anointed High Priests of Virginia. I 
shall treasure both. 

Several Chapters and Districts have held Receptions and recently I was privileged to 
receive an Honorary Membership in Bruce Chapter No. 53, Petrolia, Ont. It was a thrilling 
experience to be a recipient of such honours and privileges, and the affection of my 
Companions at these various occasions shall always be remembered. 

BURSARY 

Once again we compliment the Bursary Committee for the wonderful work they are 
doing in providing funds to assist deserving students. Rt. Ex. Comp. Cedric Dale is now 
retiring from office as chairman after providing two years of dedicated leadership. His 
outstanding service to the youth has been noted by many and we are indeed very fortunate to 
have had the privilege of his past services. 

ANNIVERSARIES 

Three Chapters of our Grand Jurisdiction celebrated important anniversaries during 
1982. 

60 years — Oak wood Chapter No. 233, Markham 
100 years — McNabb Chapter No. 88, Dresden 
125 years — King Solomons Chapter No. 8, Toronto 

These three Chapters are to be congratulated in reaching such important milestones in 
their Masonic progress and I trust that their Companions shall continue to be inspired by the 
Royal Craft. It was a privilege and a joy for me to attend all three Chapter Anniversary 
Celebrations. 



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DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 

I am honoured to announce that the recipient of the Grand Chapter's Distinguished 
Service Award for this year is: 

Companion John Stone 
Havelock Chapter No. 63, Kincardine. 

This worthy Companion is to be highly congratulated in achieving this high and distinguished 
Honour and on behalf of Grand Chapter I wish him many years of health and happiness. 

MEMBERSHIP 

Our membership at December 31st, 1982, stood at 17,233 members which is only a 
slight decrease in membership of twenty three Companions. Over the past 10 years we have 
averaged a yearly net loss of approximately 100 members, so this is good news and may 
indeed be the turning point. I am encouraged to believe that we may show a net increase next 
year. 

On a jurisdictional average, Chapters have exalted 3.6 new Companions per Chapter in 
1982, which in my opinion is extremely low. Such statistics surely must prompt us to put 
forward even greater efforts to increase our membership at the same time affording our Craft 
brethren the opportunity of enjoying the privileges of Royal Arch Masonry. 

Like my predecessors, I again thank Rt. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt for travelling 
throughout much of this Grand Jurisdiction on his own time and expense to show the film 
"Saga of the Holy Royal Arch" and give talks and acquaint the Craft brethren with the 
beauties of Royal Arch Masonry. His contribution to successful Master Mason's Nights held 
by Chapters is sincerely appreciated. 

Master Mason's Nights afford Companions with a great opportunity to cement the bonds 
of brotherhood with their fellow brethren of Craft lodges. All means adopted to strengthen the 
mystic tie are laudable and Chapters which have enjoyed invitations to confer Craft degrees at 
Lodges have been enthusiastic by the receptions accorded them on their visits and for their 
labours. Such activities which support the Lodge strengthen ancient Freemasonry of which the 
Royal Arch is an integral part and is therefore conducive to the improvement of the Art. 

MEMBERSHIP AWARD 

The William S. Thomson Trophy is presented each year to the Chapter making the 
greatest percentage gain in membership. 

This year I am pleased to announce that the winner is Mount Horeb Chapter No. 20, 
Brantford, for having achieved a membership increase of 21.53 percent. 

Runners up in the following order are: 

Tecumseth Chapter No. 264, Tottenham — 1 1.53% 

Atwood Chapter No. 149, Rainy River — 9.37% 

Keystone Chapter No. 35, Whitby — 8.9% 

King Darius Chapter No. 134, Cannington — 8.16% 

May I express my congratulations to Mount Horeb Chapter and to the other four Chapters 
that have laboured zealously to increase their membership. 

CHAPTER NOTICES 

It is noticed that some Chapter Notices do not contain a message from the First Principal. 
May I remind all First Principals that they are held completely responsible for the contents of 
their Chapter Summonses and as the ruling Officer they should endeavour to convey a 
message which imparts information or knowledge to their Companions. Many shut-ins or 
elderly Companions highly value the Summons as a means to keep informed of their Chapter 
happenings. I urge the Principals to review their Chapter Notices and see if they can improve 
the contents. 



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WELFARE 

Once again it is a pleasure to commend the work of the Royal Arch Welfare Committee 
of Toronto Districts 8 and 8A in their great humanitarian work. 

By regular visits to Toronto hospitals, they have brought good cheer and happiness to 
many Companions from out of town and in town who are patients in the hospitals. They have 
held social evenings and have provided outings for Senior Citizens and have provided clothing 
and reading material for several welfare hostels in the Toronto area. During the Christmas 
season they supplied cakes, cookies and nutmeats for about 500 indigent men and women. 

This Committee having previously donated a Dialysis computer to the Dialysis Lab. of 
the Toronto General Hospital are pleased to note that it is linked to hospitals in the United 
States, Canada and in England. The computer is constantly being used to search for and 
acquire needed donors and recipients for kidneys, hearts, lungs and other replaceable parts of 
the human body. The Committee's next planned project is to provide Dialysis patient 
videotype training films for the Dialysis Unit in the Sunnybrook Medical centre, cost 
approximately $1000.00. 

I am very proud of these Companions who generously give of their time and means in 
order to benefit their fellow man. 

Grand Chapter is pleased to note that the Companions of the Welfare Committee of 
Mount Sinai Chapter No. 212, Toronto, are this year celebrating their 25 years of dedicated 
service. Their slogan is "helping those less fortunate than ourselves". Recently the president 
of the Metropolitan Toronto Association for the Mentally Retailed wrote the following 
comments to a Past Chairman of the Committee, and his words are most laudable. 

"Over the past 26 years your group has been undaunting in its efforts to assist the 
citizens of Metro Toronto who are mentally retarded. Whether in the Shadow Lake 
Camp, Lorimer Lodge, Lawson residence, the swim program, etc. and etc., the fine men 
of Mount Sinai Welfare Committee have demonstrated a commitment to a cause that is 
unequalled." 

The thanks and gratitude of this Grand Chapter is tendered to these faithful Companions 
now numbering over 50, who by their unselfish efforts brighten the lives of these unfortunates 
who greatly need assistance. Grand Chapter congratulates the Welfare Committee of Mount 
Sinai Chapter for their twenty five years of outstanding communal service and as they 
celebrate their silver anniversary may their dedication and success inspire each of us to go 
forth and do likewise. 

Hiawatha Chapter No. 252, Sarnia, is another Chapter rendering unusual service to their 
community and have done so for a number of years. This year they have been working with 
the New Hope School for cerebral palsy children. Recently they provided queen size and 
single size water beds to the school. Water beds are apparently of great value when used in 
conjunction with the therapeutic treatment of these children suffering from this terrible illness. 
The Companions of the Chapter also installed the necessary hand rails around the beds and 
carried out all the required painting of these new facilities. 

Grand Chapter salutes the Companions of Hiawatha Chapter for their fine efforts to 
provide tender mercies to the helpless children in their district. 

IN CONCLUSION 

I must express my thanks to the individual officers and members of Grand Chapter, the 
Chairmen and members of our various Committees and others upon whom depends much of 
the success of our Royal Craft. 

One of the more active Committees is that of Laws and Jurisprudence. M. Ex. Comp. 
William S. Thomson and his committee of skilled interpreters of our Grand Chapter 
Constitution have been kept very busy with numerous by-law changes, and I am sure they 
have been most helpful to those Chapters seeking advice. 



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M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, General Chairman of this Convocation, has 
rendered unusual efforts to make this 125th Convocation our very finest. I thank M. Ex. 
Comp. Emmett, his deputy V. Ex. Comp. Donald F. Kline, and their Committee of dedicated 
Companions, for the excellent arrangements which we are now all enjoying. 

I also wish to convey to this Grand Chapter, my appreciation of the work of our Grand 
Second Principal, Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, and our Grand Third Principal, Rt. 
Ex. Comp. Albert A. Mortlock, and the assistance they have given me during the course of 
the past year. Their wise counsel has been of immense value to this Grand Chapter and their 
zeal exemplary. The Grand Second Principal has represented me at several functions when I 
found it impossible to be present. 

In accepting the wishes of V. Ex. Comp. William Dunlop, Editor of the Keystone, to 
retire from office, I extend the sincere gratitude of this Grand Chapter for the excellent 
manner in which he has discharged his duties as Editor of our bulletin. As V. Ex. Comp. 
Dunlop now spends most of his time in the sunny south, he does not feel that he can properly 
fulfill his duties as Editor. In accepting his decision with regret, and realizing the importance 
of keeping the bulletin going without interruption, I have appointed a new Editor of the 
Keystone, and it gives me much pleasure to announce that Comp. Ernest Brown, of Guelph, 
has accepted this assignment. Comp. Brown is a well skilled Mason and writer, having 
established the homestudy course of Freemasonry now used by Grand Lodge. He is also an 
active officer of Brampton Chapter. 

I thank him for accepting this important assignment. 

To my immediate distinguished predecessor, M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, I am 
appreciative of the guidance he has given me during the past year as I have tried to follow in 
his footsteps. 

Finally, I would also like to acknowledge the outstanding contribution being rendered 
daily by our Grand Scribe E, Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby, and our office secretary, Mrs. 
Rose Kelly. They have made my work much lighter and have offered outstanding assistance 
to Chapters in countless ways. I thank them most sincerely. 

And now my Companions, as we go forward into a new year, and we know not what lies 
before us, I join with you in the hope that all that we do will be under the protecting care of the 
Most High, and that our actions will always meet with His Divine Approval. 

May God bless you all. 

Yours sincerely & fraternally, 

GORDON H. STUART 

Grand First Principal. 

Addendum 

Correction to my comments regarding Release A Miracle, as I now find that Havelock 
Chapter No. 63 also exceeded its goals prior to the 125th Anniversary Convocation. 



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PRESENTATION OF JEWELS 
1 March, 1982-28 February, 1983 

60 Year Numerals 

No. Chapter 

16 Carleton — Comp. H.E. Major, Ex. Comp. W.B. Kelly 

30 Huron — Comp. H.A. Bogie 

55 Niagara — Comp. Geo. M. Logan 

77 Occident — Comp. Herb Long 

150 London — Comp. F.C. Wilson, Comp. Chas. Hoppa, Comp. Wm. J. Hale 

235 Aurora — Rt. Ex. Comp. R.H.B. Cook 

50 Year Past Principal Bars 

No. Chapter 

64 Willson — R. Ex. Comp. J.G. Frame 

114 Bonnechere — Ex. Comp. T. Williams 

135 Succoth — V. Ex. Comp. Chas. Feasby 

50 Year Jewels 

No. Chapter 

16 Carleton — Comp. Chas. W. Lindsay, Comp. Abe B. Zumar 

55 Niagara — Comp. G.M. Logan 

69 Grimsby — Comp. A.M. Aiton 

77 Occident — Comp. Herb Long 

95 Tuscan — Comp. AC. Merwin 

103 St. John's — Comp. D.H. McCluskey 

1 17 Kitchener — R. Ex. Comp. J. A. MacEachern 

150 London — Comp. Isaac Siskind, Comp. Wm. J. Hale, Comp. F.C. Wilson 

250 Thomas Peters — Comp. Wm. Walker, Comp. R. Brumwell, V. Ex. Comp. A.J. 
McWilliams, Comp. Wm. Steel, Comp. Wm. Gibson 

251 Kirkland — Comp. A.E. Blais, Comp. J.C. Britton 

25 Year Past Principals Jewels 

No. Chapter 

3 St. John's — V. Ex. Comp. S. Taylor 

8 King Solomon's — R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Bath 

16 Carleton — V. Ex. Comp. H.W. Burmaster 

20 Mount Horeb — V. Ex. Comp. J.R. Lovell 

26 St. Mark's — Ex. Comp. R. Milligan 

27 Manitou — V. Ex. Comp. R.A. Barker 
32 Waterloo — Ex. Comp. W.A. Crawford 

34 Signet — V. Ex. Comp. J.M. Lindsay, Ex. Comp. J.E. Williams, V. Ex. Comp. A.K. 
Ruddick, Ex. Comp. Lloyd A. Churchill 

35 Keystone — R. Ex. Comp. E.R. Stafford 

36 Corinthian — R. Ex. Comp. B.H. Pammett 

40 Guelph — Ex. Comp. K.M. Clark 

41 Harris — V. Ex. Comp. C.R. Stringer 

44 Mount Sinai — V. Ex. Comp. J.C. Tustin 

45 Excelsior — Ex. Comp. Jas F. Cochrane 
57 King Hiram — Ex. Comp. Ed. N. Winn 



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64 Willson — Ex. Comp. Ed. Haley 

68 Maitland — Ex. Comp. Stan Hough, Ex. Comp. J.L. Barnes, R. Ex. Comp. J.K. 

Forbes, R.Ex. Comp. G.J. Purcell, R.Ex. Comp. E.B. Dangerfield 

72 Keystone — R. Ex. Comp. E.B. Woodbeck 

77 Occident — Ex. Comp. Wm. R. Brankston 

78 Minnewawa — V. Ex. Comp. C.A. McGregor 
83 Ionic — Ex. Comp. CO. Broyden 

95 Tuscan — Ex. Comp. R.E. Bryson 

102 Algonquin — V. Ex. Comp. R.J. Hallam 

114 Bonnechere — Ex. Comp. C.A. McKay 

115 Brant — Ex. Comp. Geo. W. Robertson 

131 Amabel — R. Ex. Comp. D.R. Davidson, V. Ex. Comp. O.B. Greig 

133 St. Francis — Ex. Comp. O.B. Lauber 

140 Fort William — V. Ex. Comp. G.H.S. Iddon 

149 Atwood — Ex. Comp. Wm. I. Podskalny 

150 London — R. Ex. Comp. John N. Duffy, R. Ex. Comp. DA. McDonald 
153 Sombra — V. Ex. Comp. Ken R. Colwell 

167 Kichikewana — Ex. Comp. Wm. Corlett 

195 Peel — Ex. Comp. J. P. Gold 

220 V. Ex. Comp. A.R. Jefferson 

222 Ottawa — Ex. Comp. Jas W. Tuck 

231 St. Clair — Ex. Comp. H. Edmonston 

238 The St. Andrew — V. Ex. Comp. C. Hanna 

243 McKay — Ex. Comp. E.R. Boden 

245 Preston — Ex. Comp. W. Dix 

255 Tillsonburg — V. Ex. Comp. W.R. Whittet, R. Ex. Comp. Rev. R.D. McDonald 



REPORT OF THE GRAND SCRIBE E. 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario: 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

At the completion of this our 125th year, it is my duty to report a term of continuing 
endeavour, with results which, in some respects, leave room for improvement. I refer to the 
sending in of Chapter returns. To this time, we still have not received 9 recaps, and 1 1 lists of 
Officers. The former shortcoming makes it impossible for me to give statistics on the year end 
to the Grand Z. for his address. The second makes it difficult for Registration and Scrutineers 
to register delegates, and I ask for an improvement in this area for 1984. 

We have been pleased to receive constant instruction and guidance from our Office 
Management, the Grand Treasurer and other Committee Chairmen, and feel sure that with 
their continued help we shall manage to get through this year. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. E. Elcombe, Seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. R.T. Rigby that this 
report be received and adopted by Grand Chapter. Carried 



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APPENDIX 

SUSPENSIONS — CALENDAR YEAR 1982 

1-A.R. Madill, 4-J. Yepremian, 6-D. Washer, G. McGibbon, D. MacDonald, A. 
Moughalian, W.R. Paynter, P. Pizzolle, O.R. Tonello, R. Seigel, C.J. Kerr, J.M. Harper, R. 
Maxwell, 8-R.C. Stone, D. Mayhew, 15-W.M. Campbell, J.D. Weir, 16-D. Bouchey, J.E. 
Shepherd, S.W. Saunders, S.C. Miller, H.W. Welsford, E.E. Lessard, R.W. Hines, R.R. 
Nair, J.E.S. Moule, 18-F.L. Currah, F.G. Harpell, C.A. Shaw, 22-W.D. Panter, 26-B.E. 
Mitchell, 27-W.A. Perron, 29-B. Miller, W.E. Kemp, 56-B. Katz, 57-M. Adams, 
66-0. C.R. Littleton, 71-F.S. Welch, R.R. Wilkinson, 75-J.T. Roberts, K. McNabb, 76-R.L. 
Gould, W. McHarg, 80-K. Bradley, 81-W.B. Mills, A. Toombs, Jr., W.J. Sutton, D.J. 
Wright, 83-J.E. Bray, 95-D.O. Deering, S.J. Lazick, R.W. Hall, C.H. Brazill, 102-G.A. 
Denning, R. Wolff, J.H. Selkirk, W.S. Hull, M.M. Sloss, 103-R.T. Angove, 104-R.J. 
Chartier, 112-E.S. Hummell, 114-J.G. Fletcher, J.K. Blass, 117-M.W. Igo, 130-T.L. 
McLean, 134-W.H. Rudd, 138-R.E. Strasler, K.D. Hughes, 152-O.J. Mallory, J.I.M. 
Fraser, 167-P.H.W. Tooker, 168-C.J. Farmer, B.H. Berglund, 184-D.P. Jackson, 210-B.L. 
Nevers, 212-H. Isenberg, B. Piatt, 215-P.G. Dixon, 220-G.A. McGillis, D.M. Coleman, 
T.P. Lindsey, J. Yepremian, 222-B.W. Beatty, D.C. Brune, 224-H.M. Batchelor, R.H. 
Sayers, W. Cureton, 225-G.D. Moffatt, E.J. Bramley, C.G. Miller, G.D. Stones, 232-J.E. 
Crane, J. Wilson, 233-S.H. Dodd, 239-F.A. Lampard, R.A. Cartwright, 240-L.K. Shrum, 
J.R. Zizzo, 242-J.A. Knight, G.V.R. Lundy, M.L. Sim, N.A. Strik, R.A. Dickson, J.H. 
Henderson, 243-J.M. Campbell, G.L. Yates, N.J. Jamison, 247-R.F. Horden, W.F. 
Freeman, 252-L.J. Warrington, 257-L. Poelman, 261-G.C. Kingshott, 263-G.B. Collins, 
P.C. Dean, M.L. Johnston. 

DEMITS — CALENDAR YEAR 1982 

1-W.A. Rodgerson, E. Leadbeater, B.R. Barrett, N.K. Kanal, 6-D.O. Smethurst, J.E. 
Robbins, 8-E.R. Ansell, T. Hoescheler, 16-G.L. Grandmaison, A.L. Clermont, R.A. 
McDonald, G.K. Love, J.V.I. Tetreault, E.G. Greenwood, W.E. Dubinski, H.L. Hampel, 
A.F. Allen, 18-I.C. Percy, A.E. Pitcher, D.T. Darbyshire, 19-G.A. White, M.M. 
Southwood, 23-G.P. Misener, 24-A.R. Moore, 29-R.C. Waltham, 30-A.H. Stoll, W.J. 
Kreps, T.D. Shackleton, 34-F.J. Whitson, C.R. Griffiths, 35-K.P. Dewar, M.D. Punjian, 
W.R. Fitz-Gerald, 36-D.R. MacDonald, W.R. Bunker, R.V. Edwards, 37-A.W. Brown, 
44-O.H. Babcock, R.P. Moore, 46-J.G. Bradley, G.W. Kelly, 47-W.A. Evans, 48-S. Pimm, 
55-K. Woodhouse, W. Dunn, J.W. McMillan, I. McCaig, 62-R.A. Wilson, W.A. Milne, 
J.M. Bushey, 64-B.C. Damude, 66-M.E. Clarke, J.B. Higgins, 68-L.A.A. Leeson, 71-F.A. 
Hubbell, C.H. Watts, 72-E.E. Lewis, 75-W.W. Gray, 77-W.R. Bullock, E. Bolt, E.R. 
Morrison, J.M. Dillman, 78-M.A. Des Gardens, 79-D.R. Holmes, 80-L.A. Barron, 81-S.D. 
Lacey, H.E. Fackrell, 83-W.E. Coleman, 84-E.S. Gauley, 102-H.R. Knight, R.G. Cartmill, 
103-W. Pilgrim, E.F. Hofer, 104-E.C. Conrad, H.R. Smith, 112-J.E. McCormick, 113-R.R. 
Lihou, 114-1. J. Wood, 117-W.F. McNaughton, T.C. Boon, I. Schoppel, G.C. Lovie, 
129-E.B. McCulligh, W.H. Dunlop, 130-J. Dunlop, 133-W.J. Presley, M.S. Davidson, 
138-R.E. Davis, B.J. Anderson, 144-B.J.H. Little, 153-R.W. Greenwood, A.B. Cousins, 
L.T. Richardson, C.A. Carscallen, R.G. Leach, 155-A. Ayre, 167-W.N. Keefe, 168-E.R. 
Dunford, R.K. Tompkins, 175-E.H. Clapham, H.V. Roman, 195-B.H. Town, 205-G.E. 
Gray, C.R. Denby, 210-W.T. Tripp, 212-A.L. Cowan, H. Stein, M.W. Ittleman, D. 
Sherman, J. Kantor, 215-R. Robinson, J. A. Campbell, 219-K.S. Johnson, W.E. 
Shelvington, 220-G.P. Henderson, P.M. Conoghan, P. Thornton, W.P. O'Donnell, R. 
Kachur, 222-V.G. Kerr, W.G.J. Clark, C.C. Cotie, G.M. Spencer, W.G. Cassell, 225-T.R. 
Currie, R.L. Harvey, W. Austin, 227-W. Stewart, D. Matheson, A.M. Wilkinson, 231-R.W. 
Smith, K.C. Ives, 232-H.R. Edwards, D.L. Currie, A. Edwards, 233-M.W. Rose, 234-L.K. 
Norton, R.E. Booth, 235-W.K. Widderich, 241-J.D. Adair, T.G. Ardern, W.R. Carveth, 
243-G. Aldrich, E.S. McDaid, J.F. Harris, 245-M.R. Stewart, 247-H.A. Tucker, W.L. 



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Davies, A. Neatby, J. A. Yeo, 248-W.H. Matheson, 251-C.A. Crichton, 252-G.M. Hill, 
255-R.H. Long, 257-R.M. Deagle, CM. Smith, 258-R.D. Ronstance, 259-T.G. Acres, 
260-T. Stonehouse, J.W. Thorpe, 261-R.G.M. Sheriff, 262-W.A. Cowell, J.W. Williams, 
263-G. Johnstone. 

RESTORATIONS 

6-Wm. A. Cowell, 8-Jerome Marvin, 23-A. Lloyd, 24-E. Putnam, 27-R. Van Slyke, 
47-R.A. Campbell, 55-G. Warren, 71-L.W. Baker, 82-J.H. Neetenbeek, V.A. Dodd, 
102-C.E. Bridge, 104-R.J. Ramswell 147-J.A. Ackert, 212-H. Gangbar, 222-B.L. Nevers, 
M.L. Howard, 227-H.G. Teed, 238-D. McDonald, 245-M.R. Stewart, 252-A.R. Charge, 
S.R Watts. 



GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS AND DISTRICT CHAPTERS 



ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 
R. EX. COMP. RONALD W. FULLER 

5 Juliana St., Ridgetown, NOR 2C0 

47 Wellington Chatham 1 19 King Cyrus Leamington 

71 Prince of Wales Essex 153 Sombra Wallaceburg 

73 Erie Ridgetown 239 Blenheim Blenheim 

80 Ark Windsor 250 Thomas Peters Windsor 

88 MacNabb Dresden 



LONDON DISTRICT No. 2 

R. EX. COMP. HERBERT R. KNIGHT 

5 Pierce Ave., Aylmer, N5H 2N9 

3 St. John's London 81 Aylmer Aylmer 

5 St. George's London 150 London London 

15 Wawanosh Sarnia 214 Vimy Inwood 

53 Bruce Petrolia 238 The St. Andrew London 

54 Palestine . .St. Thomas 242 St. Paul's Lambeth 

74 Beaver Strathroy 247 Nilestown Nilestown 

78 Minnewawa Parkhill 252 Hiawatha Sarnia 



WILSON DISTRICT No. 3 

R. EX. COMP. LESLIE JAMES NORTH 

74 Brantwood Park Rd., Brantford, N3P 1G2 

1 8 Oxford Woodstock 115 Brant Paris 

20 Mount Horeb Brantford 253 Regal Port Dover 

23 Ezra Simcoe 255 Tillsonburg Tillsonburg 

41 Harris Ingersoll 



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WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 

R. EX. COMP. ERNST GUNTER RADAU 

40 Cindy Ave., Cambridge, N3C 3J2 

32 Waterloo Cambridge 218 Prince Edward Shelburne 

40 Guelph Guelph 221 Durham Durham 

67 Enterprise Palmerston 234 Halton Georgetown 

83 Ionic Orangeville 245 Preston Cambridge 

1 17 Kitchener Kitchener 



HAMILTON DISTRICT No. 5 

R. EX. COMP. LOUIS LEOUSIS 

Caithness St., West, Caledonia, NOA 1A0 

2 The Hiram Hamilton 175 The Hamilton Hamilton 

6 St. John's Hamilton 224 Keystone Hamilton 

75 St. Clair Milton 236 Caledonia Caledonia 

104 White Oak Oakville 243 McKay Stoney Creek 

155 Ancaster Ancaster 262 King David Burlington 



HURON DISTRICT No. 6 

R. EX. COMP. GEORGE SIDNEY TOWLE 

41 Warner St., St. Mary's, NOM 2V0 

24 Tecumseh Stratford 84 Lebanon Wingham 

30 Huron Goderich 129 Elliott Mitchell 

46 St. James St. Mary's 146 Bernard Listowel 

63 Havelock Kincardine 147 Lucknow Lucknow 

66 The Malloch Hensall 



NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 

R. EX. COMP. JOSEPH BARICH 

38 Central Ave., Grimsby, L3M 1X6 

19 Mount Moriah St. Catharines 69 Grimsby Grimsby 

29 McCallum Dunnville 76 Mount Nebo Niagara Falls 

55 Niagara Niagara-on-the-Lake 184 Hugh Murray Fort Erie N. 

57 King Hiram Port Colborne 240 Smithville Smithville 

64 Willson Welland 



TORONTO EAST DISTRICT No. 8 

R. EX. COMP. NORMAN J. TODD 

27 Bright Bay Cres., Thornhill, L3T 1C2 

4 St. Andrew & St. John Toronto 205 Victoria Thornhill 

8 King Solomon's Toronto 217 St. Alban's Thornhill 

62 York Leaside 225 Beaver Toronto 

79 Orient Toronto 235 Aurora Aurora 

135 Succoth Uxbridge 241 University Thornhill 

145 The St. Patrick Thornhill 258 Tyrian Markham 

263 The Scarborough Scarborough 



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TORONTO WEST DISTRICT No. 8A 
R. EX. COMP. KENNETH L. WHITING 
37 Kathrose Drive, Willowdale, M2J 3P4 

77 Occident Toronto 220 Lebanon Etobicoke 

91 Toronto Antiquity Toronto 230 Port Credit Port Credit 

138 Shekinah Toronto 231 The St. Clair Richmond Hill 

195 Peel Brampton 232 King Cyrus Toronto 

212 Mount Sinai Richmond Hill 233 Oakwood Markham 

215 Mimico Mimico 246 Humber Weston 

219 Ulster Weston 260 Centennial Streetsville 

265 Brampton Brampton 



GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9 
R. EX. COMP. EUGENE C. GERHART 
11 Brenda Ave., Parry Sound, P2A 2X5 

27 Manitou Collingwood 131 Amabel Wiarton 

34 Signet Barrie 167 Kichikewana Midland 

56 Georgian Owen Sound 198 Couchiching Orillia 

130 Chantry Southampton 261 Seguin Parry Sound 

264 Tecumseth Tottenham 

ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 10 

R. EX. COMP. ANDREW W.C. AXFORD 

R.R. #2, Cannington, L0E 1E0 

28 Pentalpha Oshawa 94 Midland Lindsay 

35 Keystone Whitby 1 10 Warkworth Warkworth 

36 Corinthian . Peterborough 134 King Darius Cannington 

37 Victoria Port Hope 168 Ionic Campbellford 

45 Excelsior Colborne 249 Palestine Bowman ville 

48 St. John's . .Colbourg 



PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 11 

R. EX. COMP. BENJAMIN D. CARMAN 

R.R. #3, Picton, K0K 2T0 

7 The Moira Belleville 72 Keystone Stirling 

26 St. Mark's Trenton 144 Presqu'ile Brighton 

31 Prince Edward Picton 161 Madoc Madoc 

44 Mount Sinai Napanee 227 Quinte Friendship Belleville 



ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 12 

R. EX. COMP. HOWARD F. WARREN 

Box 121, Maitland, K0E 1P0 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui 68 Maitland Kemptville 

Kingston 112 St. John's Morrisburg 

22 Gren ville Prescott 1 13 Covenant Cornwall 

59 Sussex St. Lawrence 132 Leeds Gananoque 

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OTTAWA DISTRICT No. 13 

R. EX. COMP. ROBERT G. HARRIS 

1994 Haig Dr., Ottawa, K1G 2K4 

16 Carleton Ottawa 148 St. John's Vankleek Hill 

61 Granite Almonte 151 Laurentian Pembroke 

1 14 Bonnechere Renfrew 210 Kitchener Richmond 

1 16 Maple Carleton Place 222 Ottawa Ottawa 

133 St. Francis Smith's Falls 226 Prince of Wales Perth 

143 Glengarry Maxville 248 Dochert Arnprior 



ALGOMA DISTRICT No. 14 
R. EX. COMP. WM. A. MCQUAKER 
513 Crowe Ave., Fort Frances, P9A 2L2 

82 Shuniah Thunder Bay 152 Alberton Fort Frances 

90 Golden Kenora 254 Golden Star Dryden 

140 Fort William Thunder Bay 259 Quetico Atikokan 

149 Atwood Rainy River 266 Kenogamisis Geraldton 



NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 15 
R. EX. COMP. EDWARD JOHN POWELL 
12 Crawford St., Sault Ste. Marie, P6A 3A1 

95 Tuscan Sudbury 103 St. John's North Bay 

102 Algonquin Sault Ste. Marie 157 Espanola Espanola 



TEMISKAMING DISTRICT NO. 16 

R. EX. COMP. GEORGE B. MURRAY 

68 Beavis Terrace, Box 1186, New Liskeard, P0J 1P0 

169 Temiskaming Haileybury 223 Abitibi Iroquois Falls 

213 Northern Lights Timmins 251 Kirkland Kirkland Lake 






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ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 49 

GRAND CHAPTER 

ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1983 

INDEX 

Auditors' Report 

Statement 1 — Balance Sheet 

Statement 2 — General Fund — Statement of Revenue and Expenditure 

Statement 3 — General Fund — Statement of Expenditure 

Statement 4 — The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund Balance Sheet 

Statement 5 — The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund Statement of Revenue and 
Expenditure 

Statement 6 — The Commuted Membership Fund Statement of Revenue and Expenditure 
and Balance Sheet 

Statement 7 — The Bursary Fund Statement of Revenue and Expenditure and Balance Sheet 

Statement 8 — The Insurance Fund Statement of Revenue and Balance Sheet 

Statement 9 — Release a Miracle Fund (Medical Research Fund) Statement of Revenue and 
Balance Sheet 

Statement 10 — Notes to Financial Statements 

AUDITORS' REPORT 

To the Members of Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario 

We have examined the balance sheets of Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario as at February 28, 1983, and the statements of revenue and 
expenditure for the year then ended. Our examination was made in accordance with generally 
accepted auditing standards, and accordingly included such tests and other procedures as we 
considered necessary in the circumstances, except as explained in the following paragraph. 

In common with many charitable organizations, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in ther Province of Ontario reports amounts for donations and fund raising projects 
revenue which is not susceptible of complete verification by audit procedures. Accordingly, 
our verification of revenue from these sources was limited to a comparison of recorded 
receipts with bank deposits. 

In our opinion, except for the possibility of adjustments, if any, had donations and fund 
raising projects revenue been susceptible of complete audit verification, these financial 
statements present fairly the financial position of the Grand Chapter as at February 28, 1983 
and the results of its operations for the year then ended in accordance with accounting 
principles generally accepted for not-for-profit organizations applied on a basis consistent 
with that of the preceding year. 

WILKINSON & COMPANY, 
Chartered Accountants 
Belleville, Canada 
March 25, 1983 



1983 


1982 


$ 


$ 


14,143 


1,092 


3,482 


3,915 


231 




3,703 


11,092 


2,373 


2,451 


5,123 


6,821 


110 


92 


29,165 


25,463 


39,500 


43,500 



50 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1983 

ASSETS 



CURRENT 

Cash 

Accounts receivable — Chapters 

— Miscellaneous 

Due from other funds 

Accrued interest 

Inventory 

Prepaid expenses 

INVESTMENTS — Note 4(a) 

FIXED — at cost less accumulated depreciation 
Note 2 

Furniture, fixtures and equipment 

Library 

Regalia 



SPECIAL FUNDS 

The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 

The Commuted Membership Fund 

The Bursary Fund 

The Insurance Fund 

The Release a Miracle Fund (Medical Research Fund) 



(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



10 


10 


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250 


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335 


335 


90,779 


84,152 


97,826 


85,795 


33,105 


32,093 


6,109 


5,187 


49,662 


( 3,339) 


277,481 


203,888 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 51 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1983 

LIABILITIES 

1983 1982 

$ $ 
CURRENT 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 3,552 6,120 

Due to other funds 9,836 2,823 

13,388 8,943 

RESERVES 
SPECIAL FUNDS 277,481 203,888 

GENERAL FUND SURPLUS 

Balance — beginning of year 60,355 63,675 

Add — net (expenditure) for year ( 4,743) ( 3,320) 

Balance — end of year 55,612 60,355 

346,481 273,186 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements 



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STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1983 



REVENUE 

Registration fees 

Dues — per capita 

Dispensations and warrants 

Sale of supplies 

Interest on investments . . . 
Interest transferred from 

Commuted Fund 

Donations — Keystone 
Administration costs 

recoverable 

TOTAL REVENUE 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE 
(Statement 3) 

ESTIMATED EXCESS OF 
EXPENDITURES 
OVER REVENUE 

NET REVENUE 
(EXPENDITURE) 
FOR THE YEAR 



Actual 


Actual 






revenue and 


revenue and 






expenditure 


expenditure 




Actual 


for the 


for the 


Estimated 


Balance 


year ended 


year ended 


revenue 


(Over) or 


February 28, 


February 28, 


for the 


Under 


1982 


1983 


year 


Budget 


$ 


$ 


$ 


$ 


1,509 


1,723 


1,500 


(223) 


29,444 


28,574 


29,000 


426 


214 


169 


150 


( 19) 


5,100 


3,750 


5,500 


1,750 


5,492 


6,601 


6,500 


( 101) 


8,023 


11,233 


9,100 


(2,133) 


737 


825 


500 


( 325) 


2,260 


2,198 


2,200 


( 2) 


52,779 


55,073 


54,450 


( 623) 


56,099 


59,816 


61,500 


1,684 



7,050 



( 3,320) (4,743) 



(2,307) 



(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 



53 



STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1983 



GRAND CHAPTER OFFICE 
Remuneration Grand Scribe E 

Office assistance 

Rent and parking 

Miscellaneous 

Employee benefits 



GRAND CONVOCATION 

General convocation expenses 

Executive committee 

Printing proceedings 

Regalia Grand Z 

Testimonial — Grand Z . . . . 



Actual 


Actual 






expenditure 


expenditure 




Actual 


for the 


for the 


Estimated 


Balance 


year ended 


year ended 


expenditure 


(Oyer) or 


February 28, 


February 28, 


for the 


Under 


1982 


1983 


year 


Budget 


$ 


$ 


$ 


$ 


4,000 


4,000 


4,000 




9,288 


10,292 


10,000 


( 292) 


8,515 


8,759 


9,500 


741 


6,566 


6,648 


8,500 


1,852 


392 


437 


400 


( 37) 


28,761 


30,136 


32,400 


2,264 


5,179 


7,958 


6,000 


(1,958) 


2,493 


1,983 


2,500 


517 


2,985 


3,238 


3,000 


( 238) 




21 


200 


179 




350 
13,550 




( 350) 


10,657 


11,700 


(1,850) 



PRINTING 

General distribution and 

office 

Supplies for resale . . . 

TRAVELLING 

Grand Z 

Grand H 

Grand J 

Grand Scribe E 



OTHER 

Audit 

Insurance 

Jewels and engraving 

Education and instruction .... 

Keystone 

Provision for doubtful accounts 



1,625 
3,763 


1,527 
2,621 


1,600 
4,000 


73 
1,379 


5,388 


4,148 


5,600 


1,452 


3,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 


3,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 


3,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 




6,000 


6,000 


6,000 




2,500 

1,236 

1,108 

303 

735 

( 589) 


2,500 
1,249 
450 
413 
920 
450 

5,982 


2,500 

1,200 

1,500 

100 

500 


( 49) 
1,050 
( 313) 
( 420) 
( 450) 


5,293 


5,800 


( 182) 


56,099 


59,816 


61,500 


1,684 



(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



54 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

THE VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1983 



ASSETS 



CURRENT 

Cash in bank 

Accrued interest 

Due from general fund 
Accounts receivable . . 



INVESTMENTS — Note 4(b) 



1983 

$ 


1982 

$ 


379 

3,549 

3,251 

20,000 


897 
5,484 


27,179 


6,363 


63,600 


81,700 


90,779 


88,081 



LIABILITIES 

CURRENT 

Due to general fund 3,929 

RESERVES 

CAPITAL 

Balance — beginning of year 

Add — net revenue for year 

Balance — end of year 

UNEXPENDED REVENUE 

Balance — beginning of year 

Add — net revenue (expenditure) for year 

Balance — end of year 



(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



68,933 
101 


68,783 
150 


69,034 


68,933 


15,219 
6,526 


20,004 
( 4,785) 


21,745 


15,219 


90,779 


88,081 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 55 

THE VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1983 

1983 1982 

$ $ 
REVENUE 

Interest on investments 11 ,932 8,370 

Bank interest 83 91 

Donations 101 150 

12,116 8,611 

EXPENDITURE 

Benevolence 3,550 4,980 

Administration fee 1 ,672 1 ,734 

Loss on disposition of investment 6,532 

Contribution to Chapter #148 267 

5,489 13,246 

NET REVENUE (EXPENDITURE) FOR YEAR 6,627 ( 4,635 ) 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



56 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

THE COMMUTED MEMBERSHIP FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1983 

1983 1982 

$ $ 
REVENUE 

Memberships issued 12,030 9,150 

Interest on investments 1 1 , 192 7,944 

Bank interest 42 79 

23,264 17,173 

EXPENDITURE 

Transfer of interest to general fund 1 1,233 8,023 

NET REVENUE FOR YEAR 12,031 9,150 



BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1983 

ASSETS 
CURRENT 



Cash in bank 




244 
3,533 


8,023 


Accrued interest 




2,447 






3,777 


10,470 


INVESTMENTS — Note 4(c) . . . 




97,000 


78,000 






100,777 


88,470 




LIABILITIES 






CURRENT 

Due to general fund 


RESERVE 


2,951 


2,675 


BALANCE — Beginning of year 
ADD — Net revenue for year . . . 




85,795 
12,031 


76,645 
9,150 


BALANCE — End of year 




97,826 


85,795 



100,777 88,470 



(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 57 

THE BURSARY FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1983 



REVENUE 

Donations 

Interest on investments 
Bank interest 



1983 

$ 


1982 

$ 


8,190 

3,511 

105 

11,806 


11,822 

3,372 

185 

15,379 


10,000 
268 
526 

10,794 


12,700 
270 
526 

13,496 


1,012 


1,883 



EXPENDITURE 

Bursaries 

Bursaries expenses 
Administration fee 



NET REVENUE FOR YEAR 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1983 

ASSETS 

CURRENT 

Cash in bank 203 1 ,698 

Accrued interest 1,157 1 ,550 

Due from General Fund 5,445 2,545 

6,805 5,793 

INVESTMENTS — Note 4(d) 26,300 26,300 

33,105 32,093 



RESERVE 

BALANCE — Beginning of year 32,093 30,210 

ADD — Net revenue for year 1 ,012 I_,883 

BALANCE — End of year 33,105 32,093 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



58 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

THE INSURANCE FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1983 



INCOME 

Interest on investments . . . 

Bank interest 

Provided from general fund 



BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1983 
ASSETS 
CURRENT 



1983 

$ 


1982 

$ 


550 

72 

300 


526 

60 

300 


922 


886 



Cash 


836 

134 

1,139 

2,109 


764 


Accrued interest 

Due from General Fund 


145 
278 




1,187 


INVESTMENTS — Note 4(e) 


4,000 


4,000 




6,109 


5,187 


LIABILITIES AND RESERVE 






RESERVE 

Balance — beginning of year 

Add — net revenue for year 


5,187 
922 


4,301 
886 


Balance — end of year 


6,109 


5,187 



(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 59 

RELEASE A MIRACLE FUND 

(MEDICAL RESEARCH FUND) 

STATEMENT OF REVENUE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1983 

1983 1982 

$ $ 
INCOME 

Interest on investments 1 ,086 

Bank interest 239 10 

Donations 51,968 1,14 

53,293 1,150 

EXPENDITURES 

Printing and supplies 292 4,489 

NET REVENUE (EXPENDITURE) FOR YEAR 53,001 (3,339 ) 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1983 

ASSETS 

CURRENT 

Cash in Bank 647 1,150 

Accrued interest on investments 767 

1,414 1,150 

INVESTMENTS — Note 4(0 49,000 

50,414 1,150 

LIABILITIES 

CURRENT 

Due to general fund 752 4,489 

RESERVE 

Balance — beginning of year ( 3,339) Nil 

Deduct — Net revenue (expenditure) for year 53,001 (3,339 ) 

Balance — end of year (Deficit) 49,662 (3,339 ) 

50,414 1,150 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



60 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1983 

1 . ACCOUNTING POLICIES 

Outlined below are those accounting policies adopted by the organization considered to 
be particularly significant: 

(a) Inventories 

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realizable value, with cost being 
determined substantially on an average basis. 

(b) Fixed Assets 

Fixed assets are stated at acquisition cost. New additions are hot depreciated in 
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles but are charged to 
expenditure in the year of acquisition. The cost of additions is then added to the 
accumulated cost of fixed assets in the records and to accumulated depreciation. 

(c) Revenue Recognition 

Revenue from sales of products is recognized at the time goods are shipped or 
services are supplied to members. 

2. FIXED ASSETS 

The cost and related accumulated depreciation of the fixed assets are as follows: 

1983 1982 

Accumulated Accumulated 

Cost depreciation Cost depreciation 

$ $ $ $ 

Furniture and fixtures 22,185 22,175 22,185 22,175 

Library 250 250 

Regalia 75 75 

22,510 22,175 22,510 22,175 



Cost of less accumulated 

depreciation $335 $335 

3. LEASE COMMITMENT 

Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario has entered into 
a lease with Profile — United Industries Limited for the offices located at Suite 505, 3500 
Dufferin Avenue, Downsview, Ontario commencing December 31, 1979. This lease 
terminates December 31,1 984 and contains a Right of Renewal for another five years at a 
rental amount equivalent to the rent prevailing for similar space in the building or in 
similar buildings in Toronto as of December 31 , 1984. The current lease provides for the 
following charges: 

Monthly Annual 1982/1983 

$ $ $ 

Office space 576.25 6,915.00 6,915.00 

Hydro 27.66 331.92 331.92 

Outdoor parking spaces (2) 20.00 240.00 240.00 

623.91 7,486.92 7,486.92 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 61 



The lease also provides for escalation of the rent amounts, if there are increases in costs over 
the base years as follows: 

Taxes — Base year — 1978 672.81 

Operating costs — Base year — 1978 599.58 

The proportionate share of Suite 505 of the 

total floor area is 2.49%. 8,759.31 



4. INVESTMENTS 

Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada held the following investments in its 
various funds as at February 28, 1983: 

(a) General Fund 1983 1982 

$ $ 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 14% — Jan. 14/83 3,000 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 13-3/4% — Mar. 23/82 4,000 
Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 8-3/4% — Jan. 6/84 3,000 

First City — 13-1/2% — Nov. 26/85 9,000 9,000 

Credit Foncier — 18-1/2% — Sept. 1/86 16,000 16,000 

First City — 17-1/2% — Oct. 30/86 6,500 6,500 

First City — 15-1/2% — Dec. 9/86 5,000 5,000 



(b) Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 

Greymac Mortgage — 8-1/8% — Feb. 27/84 
Grey mac Mortgage — 9-1/2% — Feb. 27/83 
Government of Canada — 4-1/2% — Sept. 1/83 
Greymac Mortgage — 9-7/8% — Sept. 20/83 
Commercial Credit Mtge. Corp. — 10-1/2% — Nov. 14/83 
Commercial Capital — 13% — Sept. 2/85 
First City — 13-3/4% — Mar. 12/86 
Credit Foncier — 18-1/2% — Sept. 1/86 
First City — 18-1/2% — Sept. 16/86 
Credit Foncier — 18-1/2% — Sept. 16/86 
First City — 18% — Nov. 10/86 
Premier Trust — 17-1/2% — Feb. 22/87 



(c) The Commuted Membership Fund 1983 1982 

$ $ 

Vanguard Trust — 9-1/2% — Sept. 19/82 9,000 

Vanguard Trust — 9-1/2% — Sept. 20/82 1 1 ,000 

Greymac Mortgage — 9.78% — Sept. 20/83 4,000 4,000 

Seaway Trust — 10-1/2% — Nov. 15/83 20,000 20,000 

Greymac Mortgage — 10.375% — Feb. 23/84 6,000 6,000 

Greymac Mortgage — 12-1/2% — Feb. 20/85 14,000 14,000 

First City — 13-3/4% — Mar. 12/86 3,000 3,000 

First City — 18% — Nov. 12/86 5,000 5,000 

First City — 17-1/4% — Feb. 2/87 6,000 6,000 
Credit Foncier — 17% — Mar. 4/87 8,000 



39,500 


43,500 


1983 


1982 


$ 


$ 


1,900 






20,000 


200 


200 


3,500 


3,500 


3,000 


3,000 


9,000 


9,000 


3,000 


3,000 


1,000 


1,000 


5,500 


5,500 


20,000 


20,000 


5,000 


5,000 


11,500 


11,500 


63,600 


81,700 



62 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



Premier Trust — 16% — Aug. 19/87 4,000 

Credit Foncier — 11-3/4% — Mar. 3/88 7,000 

Monarch Trust — 13-1/2% — Sept. 20/87 20,000 



(d) The Bursary Fund 

Credit Foncier — 16-3/4% — July 15/82 
Government of Canada — 4-1/2% — Sept. 1/83 
Comm. Capital Mtg. Corp. — 10-1/2% — Nov. 14/83 
Canada Permanent — 13-1/2% — Nov. 17/85 
Nova Scotia Saving & Loan — 18-1/2% — Aug. 14/86 
Morgan Trust — 15-1/4% — Dec. 15/86 
Victoria and Grey — 16-1/2% — Jan. 25/87 
Monarch Trust — 17-1/4% — July 14/87 



(e) The Insurance Fund 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 8-3/4% — Jan. 6/84 
Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 14-1/2% — Jan. 14/83 
Canada Permanent Mortgage — 13-1/2% — Jan. 9/86 
First City — 13-3/4% — Mar. 12/86 



(0 Release A Miracle Fund 1983 

(Medical Research Fund) $ 

Royal Bank of Canada — 13% — Apr. 20/83 8,000 

Royal Bank of Canada — 8% — Apr. 22/83 5,000 

Royal Bank of Canada — 8-1/2% — Apr. 20/83 6,000 

Royal Bank of Canada — 8-1/4% — Apr. 12/83 5,000 

Royal Bank of Canada — 7-1/2% — Apr. 12/83 5,000 

Royal Bank of Canada — 10% — Apr. 20/83 5,000 

Royal Bank of Canada — 10% — Apr. 13/83 5,000 

Royal Bank of Canada — 9% — Apr. 21/83 10,000 

49,000 



INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS: 

In 1983 the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada took control of 
Greymac Mortgage Corporation and Seaway Trust Company. Pending completion of an 
investigation of the affairs of these companies, investors have been restricted to withdrawal 
maximums of $20,000. In the event that an investment including accrued interest exceeds 
$20,000, then the investor is permitted to withdraw the first $20,000 and the remainder 
remains on deposit at the current rate of interest. No provision has been made for potential 
losses on investments in these companies since insufficient information is available at this 
time to quantify any losses. 



97,000 


78,000 


1983 


1982 


$ 


$ 




5,000 


300 


300 


5,000 


5,000 


2,000 


2,000 


8,000 


8,000 


3,000 


3,000 


3,000 


3,000 


5,000 




26,300 


26,300 


1983 


1982 


$ 


$ 


1,500 






1,500 


1,000 


1,000 


1,500 


1,500 


4,000 


4,000 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 63 

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Every Royal Arch Mason can participate in public relations by regular attendance at and 
being active in, their Craft Lodge where they meet Master Masons who may be or may 
become interested in membership in our Royal Craft through association with our 
companions. There are Royal Arch Masons who seldom attend their Craft Lodges. We urge 
these companions to attend their Craft Lodge as well as their Chapter to become acquainted 
with the Master Masons of their lodge. 

During the past year one edition of the Keystone has been published by our editor, V. 
Ex. Comp. William Dunlop to whom this work is a labour of love. For a second edition items 
of interest were needed from the chapters as well as finances. We sincerely thank those 
chapters that have supplied materials and financial assistance. 

We request every chapter, which does not have a Public Relations Chairman, to appoint 
one to keep material flowing to the Grand S.E. or the Keystone Editor, as well as to the 
Freemason and possibly the local press. Some items of interest can be special functions of a 
chapter, special recognition of a companion by his chapter, craft lodge, other Masonic bodies, 
or in public life. 

The other problem of publishing the Keystone, as mentioned above, is financial. A 
number of chapters have been faithfully forwarding funds for its publication, to whom we 
express our sincere thanks, and we ask all chapters for financial support. Ten cents per 
member each year forwarded to the Grand Scribe E. with your annual report will support two 
issues. 

We thank the Grand Superintendents, all of whom are members of this committee, for 
their support in encouraging the chapters in their Districts to participate and for the 
distribution of the Keystone to the chapters. We also thank the Scribe Es. of the chapters for 
their efforts in distributing the Keystone to the companions. 

The Chairman of the committee wishes to thank V. Ex. Comp. William Dunlop, Editor 
of the Keystone, for his assistance and his efforts in publishing the Keystone, also to V. Ex. 
Comp. Donald Kline, Assistant Chairman and R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, Assistant 
Editor for their much appreciated assistance. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

V. Ex. Comp. Donald Kline, Assistant Chairman 
V. Ex. Comp. William Dunlop, Editor-Keystone 
V. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, Assistant Editor 
V. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Chairman 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, Seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. John Ferguson 
that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. Carried 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BENEVOLENCE 

To the Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Grand Z. and Companions: 

Your Committee on Benevolence have considered the applications for Assistance by the 
several Chapters, and recommend that Grants be authorized from the Victory Thanksgiving 
Benevolent Fund for the several Chapters in an amount of $2,000.00 



64 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

We further recommend that an amount of $1,500.00 be provided for Interim Relief 
should the same be needed before our Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter. 

During the past year, we have assisted seven Companions and widows of Companions in 
an amount of $3,450.00. It would appear that this is a small number in relation to our total 
membership. We are aware that care must be, and is, exercised in the making of Grants that 
they do not conflict with any assistance which may be forthcoming from Government 
agencies. 

Benevolence is defined as a disposition of an act of mercy that has the approbation of 
heaven and earth and like its sister mercy, blesses those who give as well as those who 
receive. This, Companions, is the truth of Masonry which we all appreciate. Happiness is in 
action, and the true test is what we are willing to do for others. 

Again, we direct attention of all Chapters to the . . . Rules Respecting Benevolence . . . 
as defined in the Book of Constitution. We wish to draw attention to all First Principals and 
Chapter's Benevolence Committees that all Applications, whether new or renewals, should be 
sent to the Grand Scribe E. not later than January 31st each year — this is a must. 

Remember, Companions, it is more blessed to give than to receive. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

M. Ex. Comp. B.H. Smith, P.G.Z. 

R. Ex. Comp. Dr. Geo. E. Turner 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, Chairman 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, Seconded by R. Ex. Comp. F.C. Ackert 
that this report be received and adopted by Grand Chapter. Carried. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WARRANTS AND 

DISPENSATIONS 

1982-1983 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario; 

We, your Committee on Warrants and Dispensations are pleased to report a progressive 
and productive year. 

A new Chapter, Kenogamisis, U.D. was instituted in Geraldton, North Western Ontario 
on 16th September, 1982. We recommend that Kenogamisis Chapter be granted a Charter, 
and be duly consecrated and dedicated. 

A dispensation to hold an earlier convocation than proscribed has been granted to Golden 
Chapter No. 90, Algoma District No. 14, meeting at Kenora, on the occasion of their One 
Hundred Years of Capitular Masonry. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley 

R. Ex. Comp. Stanley H. Wheeler 

R. Ex. Comp. Douglas J. Argent, Chairman 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, Seconded by R. Ex. Comp. Douglas J. 
Argent that this report be received and adopted by Grand Chapter. Carried 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 65 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of Grand Chapter 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

It is very satisfying to your committee on grievances and appeals to report that no matters 
have been referred to it during the past year and peace and harmony prevail throughout the 
grand jurisdiction. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 

M. Ex. Comp. Leo Gent 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Dr. G.E. Turner 

M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, Vice Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith, Chairman 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe, Seconded by M. Ex. Comp. B. Smith, 
Chairman that this report be received and adopted by Grand Chapter. Carried 

REPORT OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions, 

Each time your committee receives a request, along with the information and reasons for 
the recommendation for the granting of the distinguished service award, we find men who 
have found their happiness through unselfish service, and caring love — that if you really 
care, you will carry somebody else's burdens, and in the process you will discover the 
ultimate secret of happiness. They have found that selfishness turns life into a burden — that 
unselfishness turns a burden into life. 

A distinguished medical doctor and explorer, Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, a man of genuine 
strength, once commented that "real joy comes not from ease of riches, or from praise of 
men, but from doing something worthwhile." That is the secret of life and of successful 
living. 

Your committee is unanimous in recommending the distinguished service award be 
granted to: 

Companion Richard John Stone 
Havelock Chapter #63 
Kincardine, Ontario 

May God's love surround you. 

Sincerely and fraternally submitted, 

M. Ex. Comp. W.M. Sproule 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott 

M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M.D., Chairman 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe, Seconded by M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay that 
this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. Carried 



66 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

The Auditor's Report, together with the balance sheet and supporting statements, has 
been thoroughly examined and I can report to you with confidence that they fairly and 
adequately present our financial position as of February 28th, 1983. I submit to you a brief 
report of the various funds, which I am sure will be covered in greater detail by the chairmen 
of the respective committees. 

The General Fund expenditures exceeded revenue by $4,743 for the past year. In order to 
cover this deficit it was necessary to liquidate $4,000 of invested capital. This will further 
reduce income in future years. The deficit on the operations of our Grand Chapter now stands 
at $23,478 for the past four year period. 

The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund received revenue of $12,015 with 
expenditures of $5,489 resulting in a net increase of $6,526 in unexpended revenue. 

The Commuted Membership Fund earned interest of $11,233 and this amount was 
transferred to the General Fund. A total of 401 companions availed themselves of Commuted 
Membership during the past year, providing an increase of $12,030 in the capital reserve of 
this fund. 

The Bursary Fund received donations of $8,190 which was a decrease of $3,632 from the 
previous year. Bursaries granted amounted to $10,000. This was a reduction in grants of 
$2,700 from the previous year. 

The Insurance Fund increased by $922 for a new capital reserve of $6,109 at the year 
end. 

The Release A Miracle Fund achieved about 40% of its objective by February 28th, 1983 
and I am sure that the chairman of this fund will present to you an up-to-date report at this 
meeting. 

The Auditor's Report in detail, together with the balance sheet and supporting 
statements, will be printed in the proceedings of this Convocation. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon T.A. Ferguson, Grand Treasurer. 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, Seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon 
T.A. Ferguson that this report be received and adopted. Carried 



EDUCATION, GUIDANCE AND ASSISTANCE TO CHAPTERS 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the Grand 
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your General Chairman has been assigned the task of condensing and summerizing the 
detailed and excellent reports of the respective Chairman of Education, Guidance and 
assistance to Chapters. We in the Grand Chapter are conscious of the. great contribution made 
by Rt. Ex. Comp. Wm. Boston as Chairman of Education Rt. Ex. Comp. L. Levitt as 
chairman of Guidance and Rt. Ex. Comp. Max Laushway as chairman of assistance to 
Chapters. I trust I may adequately express their concerns and recommendations to their 
satisfaction and to the benefit of Royal Arch Masonry. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 67 

Your Committee Chairman express their grateful thanks to the Grand Superintendents for 
their assistance and support. Each Grand Superintendent has selected a competent and well 
skilled Craftsman to lead and direct the Educational, Guidance and Assistance to Chapters 
within their own Districts. This has enabled the Grand Superintendents to establish and 
promote workshops, educational nights and social functions which generate the interset and 
advancements of the tenets and principles of our Royal Craft. We would express our 
appreciation for the many hours contributed by these District Chairman and the Grand 
Superintendents in the planning and preparation of these interesting and worthwhile 
programs. The Principals associations in many districts supply skilled ritualits to demonstrate 
the proper method of conferring degrees. Short talks on Royal Arch Masonry are 
supplementing many meetings and providing interest and enthusiasm to otherwise routine 
business of the Chapters. 

The Chairman Rt. Ex. Comp. Boston encourages the use of these programmes and offers 
assistance and guidance when required by the District Chairman. 

Master Mason Nights are being held which includes the Ladies at social functions where 
the highlight is the presentation of a short and informative talk by Rt. Ex. Comp. L. Levitt and 
the showing of the film "Saga of the Holy Royal Arch". During the Masonic year just 
completed, twenty-five such meetings have been held with five more scheduled before the 
summer recess. I quote a portion of the report submitted by Rt. Ex. Comp. Levitt; "On 
several occasions I have been and met candidates who have signed applications on the night of 
my visit. Needless to say, there is much satisfaction for me, and my efforts, when this occurs. 
And in subsequent correspondence, with various chapters, following my visits, I am informed 
of candidates who will enroll, as a follow up to a Master Mason Night. It seems to me that the 
value of our film — The Saga of the Holy Royal Arch — in conjunction with Master Mason 
Programs, retains a strong position, in order to obtain candidates, and in many instances, to 
re-awaken some Companions, who become complacent. You will notice the out of the way 
Chapters, who seldom get a visit from Grand Chapter officers, who have called upon me to 
assist them with a program, when they have no degree to confer, and require something to 
bring out their own members, and to attempt to gain new members." Rt. Ex. Comp. Levitt, 
travels countless miles as he brings to our Chapters inspiration, guidance and encouragement. 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Laushway reports, that generally Chapters are financially solvent and there is 
little call for assistance in this area. Lack of attendance at our meetings, shortage of candidates 
in many cases are the main items of concern in most Chapters. The Officers of the Chapters 
must present an interesting well planned programme to stimulate and hold the interest in this 
age when society generally is competing with us for the time and talents of our membership. 
Every effort is necessary to give the leadership, the planned programme, the educational 
stimulus, the social graces which form and maintain the heritage that has been bequeathed to 
us. We must not fail to carry high the torch which has been passed to us burning so brightly. 

Your General Chairman expresses on your behalf the thanks and appreciation for the 
devotion and dedication of the Chairman who contribute so unselfishly of their time and 
expertise in providing the required leadership as they endeavour to promote and perpetuate the 
genuine tenets and Principles of our beloved Fraternity. 

All of which is respectfully submitted on behalf of the committee. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. William J. Boston 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt 

Rt. Ex. Comp. J. Max Laushway 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Albert A. Mortlock, General Chairman 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. A. A. Mortlock, that this 
report be received and adopted by Grand Chapter. Carried 



68 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

REPORT OF MILEAGE AND PER DIEM COMMITTEE 
GRAND CHAPTER CONVOCATION, ROYAL YORK HOTEL, 

TORONTO 
APRIL 22 and 23, 1983. 

Your Mileage and Per Diem Committee places before you the following recom- 
mendations: 

1 . That the allowances approved by Grand Chapter in April, 1978, be rescinded and the 
following be adopted: 

(a) the travel allowance be 15C per Km. one way — not applicable to those 
living in the City or Metropolitan area where the annual Convocation is held, 
(b) The accommodation allowance be $25.00 per day. 

2. That the above allowance should include ALL elected Grand Chapter officers except 
the Grand First Principal and the Grand Scribe E. 

At the April, 1978, Convocation Grand Chapter approved rates of 15C per mile and 
$15.00 per day. In 1980 the travel allowance was changed to 10C per Km., equivalent to 16C 
per mile due to distances on the Ontario Official Road Map being shown in Kilometres. Other 
than that the 1978 rates are still in effect. In the meantime the costs of travelling, meals and 
accommodation have increased more than \0% year over year due to double digit inflation. 

Your Committee recommends that these new rates be effective following approval by 
Grand Chapter. 

Now as to our Recommendation #2 — the Grand Registrar and the Grand Principal 
Sojourner are the only two ELECTED officers of Grand Chapter who have not been eligible 
for allowances yet they are included in the printed list of Grand Chapter officers as is also the 
Grand Chaplain who is now an appointed officer. Sections #62(b), (q) and (r) lists the 
members of the Grand Executive Committee. On March 21, 1966, I wrote the Grand Scribe 
E. and mentioned that the Grand Registrar and Grand Principal Sojourner were the only two 
ELECTED officers of Grand Chapter that were not allowed any compensation and asked if 
they could be included. The Grand Scribe E. replied that the matter had been brought to the 
attention of the Grand Advisory Committee and had, in turn, been placed on the agenda of the 
recently appointed Committee on the Revision of Grand Chapter Constitution for further 
consideration. The revised Constitution when it came out did not provide for these two 
officers to be members of the Grand Executive and that still holds. Whether these two officers 
were left off by design or just omission I do not know but your Committee recommends that 
they be included. 

On behalf of the Mileage and Per Diem Committee I move that this Report be received 
and referred to Grand Chapter for approval. 

Respectfully and fraternally, 

Lloyd B. Gillespie, Chairman 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe, Seconded by R. Ex. Comp. L. Gillespie that 
this report be received and accepted by Grand Chapter. Carried 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 69 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FRATERNAL 
CORRESPONDENCE AND REVIEW 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

I have read and reviewed thirty-eight of the latest available Proceedings of Grand 
Chapter Jurisdictions, six from Canada, twenty-nine from the United States, and one each 
from Mexico, Australia and England. 

One is inspired and enlightened by reading from the various Proceedings reports and 
messages of Grand First Principals, Grand High Priests and Grand Chapter Officers, men who 
have contributed much to Capitular Masonry. The Proceedings provide considerable 
information about a Jurisdiction's activities, strengths, weaknesses and statistics. California's 
Fraternal Reviewer notes that some states have reduced Proceedings to such an extent that 
there is no longer much to review. Texas and Illinois, among others, still report their Grand 
Convocations verbatim. Virginia has eliminated membership rosters at a savings of over 
$2,000. Some Jurisdictions publish Joint Proceedings. Alabama, Arizona, North and South 
Carolina, Utah and Vermont issue proceedings entitled, The York Rite of Freemasonry , 
including Grand Chapter, Grand Council and Grand Commandery, while Idaho, Iowa and 
Mississippi publish Joint Proceedings of Grand Chapter and Grand Council. Virginia prefixes 
its Proceedings with a brief History of the Royal Arch in Virginia and claims the first 
documentary evidence in the world of conferring the Royal Arch Degree in 1753. 

The Virginia Proceedings devotes an entire section to Fraternal Correspondence entitled, 
'Gems from the Quarries of Royal Arch Masonry'. Allen E. Roberts begins by deploring the 
fact that Proceedings are becoming skimpier each year as Grand Chapters are searching for 
ways to save money. Gary H. Johnson of Minnesota comments on the difficulties some Grand 
Representatives have in establishing communications with their counterparts because some 
jurisdictions have been lax in responding. In some Grand Chapters, the Grand Representatives 
forward information to the Fraternal Reviewer to be included in his report. California has 
discontinued fraternal reviews. 

Minnesota requires Grand Representatives of other jurisdictions to fill out a 
questionnaire on the jurisdiction they represent and submit to the Fraternal Correspondent. 
Failure to do so for two consecutive years is cause for replacement. Alberta recognizes its 
failure to outline the qualifications and responsibilities of Grand Representatives. M. Ex. 
Comps. Albert S. Carney and Winfield P. Kraft of Pennsylvania issued a directive listing the 
qualifications and responsibilities of the Grand Representatives to other jurisdictions. Albama 
indicates the number of years Grand Representatives are absent from Grand Chapter. 

York Rite Co-operation culminating in joint convocations with Grand Chapter, Grand 
Council and Grand Commandery assuming responsibilities in rotation is evident. One opening 
and closing, one banquet, one introduction of distinguished guests and one trip to the place of 
convocation save time and money in a busy, inflationary world. Joint Proceedings for two or 
three of the York Rite bodies has already been mentioned, and some jurisdictions have one 
secretary for the three bodies. The Grand High Priest of Nevada has recommended joint due 
cards and computerization of data. Evident common tendencies are Religious Reaffirmation 
Services, establishment and maintenance of Masonic Homes, Life Memberships, support of 
DeMolay, Job's Daughter and Rainbow Girls, Recognition of the Dead by various means and 
underwriting the Royal Arch Research Assistance Programme (R.A.R.A.). 

Since its inception, $520,000 has been contributed in support of the Royal Arch 
Research Assistance Programme which assists with auditory perception problems or hearing 
difficulties. A goal of $1,000,000 in three years has been set, the interest from which will pay 



70 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



for the full time of Dr. Willeford, one of the best known men in the auditory perception field. 
Assistance and information are distributed to Europe, Asia arid South America. While our 
own Grand Chapter is not involved in R.A.R.A., it is currently raising a minimum of 
$125,000 for the Release a Miracle Project (R.A.M.). M. Ex. Comp. A.J. Lewis, General 
Grand High Priest of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, International, 
speaking at the Grand Convocation of New Hampshire said that General Grand Chapter is 
involved in 47 states and sixteen other countries, including the three Canadian jurisdictions of 
Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Our Grand Chapter is not a member of that body. 

Reading the Proceedings of the numerous jurisdictions, one senses the deep and genuine 
concern expressed over the universal decline in membership, poor attendance, inability to 
attract and hold new members, the number of demits and suspensions and poor ritual work. 
Also, one feels the frustrations over lack of organization and planning, secretaries failing to 
send out summonses, companions desiring honour without effort and human failings and 
inaction. Frequent references suggest the relationship between good performance and good 
attendance at Chapter meetings. M. Ex. Comp. S.J. Marshall of New Hampshire said: "We 
should not be asking what's wrong with Freemasonry, but what is wrong with Freemasons. 

While most jurisdictions presented numerous and varied ways of reviving interest in 
Royal Arch Masonry, the most recurring emphasized improved ritual, floorwork instruction, 
practices, planning and appealing programmes. M. Ex. Comp. J.M. Busslerof the District of 
Columbia spoke of Chapters lacking programmes: "The evening's agenda consisting of 
opening, reading of minutes, recognitions, appropriations, and closing — hardly the type of 
programme to lure our members away from the comfort and safety of their homes to attend 
chapter meetings." Much was said of the need for publicity within Craft Lodges and the local 
press. M. Ex. Comp. H.P. Raper of Tennessee stated: "No Master Mason will become 
interested in Capitular Masonry unless he hears and knows something about it, and it is the 
duty of York Rite Masons to visit the Lodges, help them in their work, and explain to them the 
benefits of the Chapter degrees." One Grand High Priest quoted the Oregon Freemason as 
saying: "Your news not here, you didn't send it". 

In Alberta, Hanna Chapter No. 28 overhauled the Masonic Hall, formed an organization 
known as 'The Hanna Showcase Entertainment Series and sponsored 16 concerts to help 
defray cost and give good exposure to Royal Arch Masonry. Work is going on for a common 
ritual for the four Western Jurisdictions. 

M. Ex. Comp. William Sproule of Ontario attended the Grand Chapter of British 
Columbia and was made an Honorary Member. The Grand Body opened with ladies present. 

The annual 'Hands Across the Border' Special Joint Convocation of Royal Arch Masons 
of Maine and New Brunswick was held at Campbellton, N.B. on October 24, 1981, 
emphasizing co-operation between the two jurisdictions. 

St. Andrew's Chapter No. 2 of the Grand Chapter of Nova Scotia, originally chartered 
by the Grand Chapter of Scotland on December 26, 1832 and joined in the formation of the 
Grand Chapter of Nova Scotia on October 14, 1869 was host to Grand Chapter in 1982. The 
formation of a new Chapter in Gander, Newfoundland is under consideration. Arklie Chapter 
No. 25, Gander will be host for the 1983 Convocation. 

In Saskatchewan, each Chapter appoints an official representative to each of the other 
Chapters in the Jurisdiction, who report every two or three months on progress made. 

Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah have been holding The Annual Four Corners 
Royal Arch Festival for eighteen years. New Mexico was host in Farmington on September 
25, 1982. 

M. Ex. Comp. Frederick York, Jr. of Connecticut visited the Supreme Grand Lodge and 
Supreme Grand Chapter of England. "A great experience", he said. 

The Grand Chapter of Colorado has a poet laureate. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 71 

A visitor at the Grand Convocation of the District of Columbia was the Grand First 
Principal of Scotland who is also the Governor General of the Royal Order of Scotland. 

Idaho defeated a Resolution to hold combined York Rite Sessions. 

After 131 years of membership, the Grand Chapter of Illinois has withdrawn from the 
General Grand Chapter, but will continue to support R.A.R.A. 

In Kansas, the Grand High Priest removed the High Priest of a Chapter for poor 
performance. 

Minnesota holds a School for Secretaries during the Grand Convocation. 

The Jurisdiction of Mississippi worked for a membership of 12,000, reached it in 1976, 
and has now dropped to 1 1,844. 

Ohio with the largest membership in the United States exceeded 50,000 in 1980; on May 
31, 1981 its membership was 47,981. The Mayor of Columbus proclaimed October 7, 1981, 
Royal Arch Masonic Day in honour of the Grand Convocation. 

In lighter vein: one Jurisdiction reported an expenditure of $49.00 for termite control. 

Masonry in Austria dates back 250 years. The Grand Chapter of Germany chartered three 
Chapters which formed the Grand Chapter of Austria in 1974. 

The Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland, District for New South Wales and 
the Australian Capital Territory, the Grand Lodge of Master Masons of New South Wales, the 
Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of New South Wales and the Australian Capital 
Territory have merged under the title of United Supreme Grand Chapter of Mark and Royal 
Arch Masons of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The new body has 
asked for recognition and an exchange of representatives. It is interesting to note that the title 
'Eminent' is used rather than 'Excellent'. 

The Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Queensland invited all Royal Arch 
Freemasons attending the XII Commonwealth Games in Brisbane to attend its Grand 
Convocation on October 6, 1982. 

The Supreme Grand Chapter of Victoria is considering a partnership arrangement with 
Grand Lodge and Grand Mark Lodge in premises next door to the Masonic Centre. 

For students of Masonic History: Three Royal Arch Chapters were formed in Melbourne 
under the jurisdiction of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the years 1886 and 1888. (The Grand 
Chapter of Canada later became the Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario.) 

The Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales has control of the Royal 
Ark Mariner Degree which is conferred in Royal Ark Mariner Lodges chartered by the Grand 
Lodge of Mark Master Masons and moored to Mark Master Lodges. In Scotland, the Mark 
Degree is conferred in Craft Lodges. 

It is heartening to note that Royal Arch Masonry appears to be flourishing under the 
Supreme Grand Chapter of England. From 1972 to 1981, Royal Arch Chapters have increased 
from 2,822 to 3,050, although those in London have decreased from 727 to 706. In the same 
period, the number of certificates issued to new members has increased from 6,410 to 6,700 
in England and Wales and has decreased from 823 to 326 abroad. 

Most Excellent Sir, thank you for giving me the opportunity of serving as Fraternal 
Reviewer. It has been an inspiring and rewarding experience. I have added an addenda giving 
the jurisdiction, the place and date of convocation, the number of Chapters, membership, gain 
or loss and Grand First Principal or Grand High Priest presiding and the one elected. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON 
CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 

Your Committee remains busy with a regular flow of applications for By-Law 
amendments. We continue to have some confusion on the proper way to draft by-laws re Life 
Membership, with the various provisions of Sees. 145, 146, and 147, but the situation is 
improving, and more and more people are taking advantage of our draft by-law for this 
purpose. 

No extraordinary situations in relation to Constitution, Laws and Jurisprudence have 
arisen in the last year, but we do continue to receive some proposals which are "fearfully and 
wonderfully conceived", and requiring virtually a complete re-write. These things are no 
doubt sent to try us. 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe 
that this report be received and adopted by Grand Chapter. Carried 



125th GRAND CHAPTER CONVOCATION 
REPORT OF THE GRAND HISTORIAN 

To The Most Excellent, The Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Because of the limited space provided in the printing of the Proceedings of the 1983 
Grand Chapter Convocation, your Historian follows certain guide lines in the preparation of 
his Report. The selected subjects should be confined to happenings since our 1982 
Convocation. Also, his comments should be concise and should avoid repetition if the subject 
matter is fully covered in other Reports, contained in the Proceedings. 

Mention should be made of the work and accomplishments of our Grand Z, M. Ex. 
Comp. Gordon H. Stuart. A perusal of his Trestle Board provided the best proof that he was 
most diligent in following the pattern of his predecessors, in the field of Visitations. He 
travelled extensively throughout his jurisdiction, visiting many Chapters, enjoyed their 
hospitality and supported their important celebrations. His journeys took him to other 
jurisdictions, particularly in the U.S.A. He carried the torch of Capitular Masonry to 
Symbolic Lodges and other Masonic bodies with dignity befitting a Grand Z. In short, his 
presence at these functions enhanced the reputation of Royal Arch Masonry. 

Mention will be made in another report of companions who have Passed To The Grand 
Chapter Above. We make mention here of the Loss of one of our Pillars, in the Passing of M. 
Ex. Comp. John Loftus House, who served as our Grand Z, in 1955-56. 

There was no Dedication of a Chapter or Temple, during the past year. There was one 
Chapter instituted, namely Kenogamisis Chapter, in Geraldton. 

In the field of Benevolence, Grand Chapter has been a beacon of hope to the unfortunate. 
Our Bursary Fund has provided assistance to many needy students and our Victory 
Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund has continued with awards to widows and other needy and 
deserving cases. Also, the target of $125,000.00 in the creation of the "Release A Miracle" 
Fund will, no doubt, be realized, to commemorate our 125th Convocation and Medical 
Research will be the benefactor. 



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The Principals Association of Toronto Districts 8 and 8A are to be commended in the 
presentation of a Banner to mark our 125th Anniversary. This accomplishment was directed 
by Rt. Ex. Comp. Wm. Snowden, Chairman of the Banner Committee. The actual 
construction and fabrication of the Banner was the inspired work of Elsie Rigby, wife of our 
Grand Scribe E, Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert Rigby. 

In 1958, a history covering the first 100 years of our Grand Chapter was produced. Your 
Historian was given the task of forming a Committee, who were to write our History for the 
years 1959-1983, inclusive, which, when completed, will span 125 years of Grand Chapter. 
The publication will be in the form of a book. As the present Convocation must be included in 
this printing, we shall require extra time before the writings will be available to the 
Companions. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, Grand Historian 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. S. Tenenbaum 
that this report be received and adopted by Grand Chapter. Carried 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and members of the Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario: 

The Committee on Finance submits the following report for the year ending February 
28th, 1983. 

The reports of the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Scribe E and the Auditor for the year 
ending February 28th, 1983, have been received by the members of this Committee and are 
being respectfully submitted to this Grand Chapter for consideration. It is our opinion that 
these reports present an accurate and complete state of the financial affairs of this Grand 
Chapter; they are all comprehensive in themselves. 

Exhibit "A" of the Auditor's Report is a balance sheet showing all the assets and 
liabilities of Grand Chapter. It includes the funds entrusted to, and over which Grand Chapter 
has control. The securities of the respective funds have been examined by the Auditor and 
they are held in proper safekeeping and custody as directed by Grand Chapter. A detailed 
report of the various investments will be presented by the Committee on Investments. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Chairman. 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. C.W. Emmett, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson 
that this report be received and adopted by Grand Chapter. Carried 



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PROPOSED BUDGET FOR GRAND CHAPTER 

ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE FOR THE YEAR ENDED 
FEBRUARY 28, 1984 



Estimated 

revenue 

for the 

year 

$ 

REVENUE 

Registration Fees 1,500 

Dues — Per Capita 42,000 

Dispensations and Warrants 150 

Sales of Supplies 5,000 

Interest on Investments 6,000 

Interest transferred from Commuted Fund 12,000 

Donations — Keystone 500 

Administration costs recoverable 2,200 

TOTAL REVENUE 69,350 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE 62,950 

ESTIMATED EXCESS OF EXPENDITURES 

OR REVENUE 6,400 



(on basis of new increase of $1.00) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 79 

PROPOSED BUDGET FOR GRAND CHAPTER 

ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1984 



Estimated 

expenditure 

for the 

year 

$ 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICE 

Remuneration Grand Scribe E 5,000 

Office assistance 10,500 

Rent and parking 10,000 

Miscellaneous 7,500 

Employee benefits 450 

33,450 



GRAND CONVOCATION 

General convocation expenses . 6,000 

Executive committee 2,000 

Printing proceedings 3,500 

Regalia Grand Z 200 

Testimonial — Grand Z 

1 1 ,700 

PRINTING 

General distribution and office 1,600 

Supplies for resale 4,000 

5,600 

TRAVELLING 

Grand Z 3,000 

Grand H 1 ,000 

Grand J 1,000 

Grand Scribe E 1,000 

6,000 



OTHER 

Audit 2,500 

Insurance 1,200 

Jewels and engraving 1 ,000 

Education and instruction 500 

Keystone 500 

Provision for doubtful accounts 500 

6,200 

62,950 



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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE CONDITION OF 
CAPITULAR MASONRY 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

I am grateful for the privilege of presenting, on behalf of your Committee, an overview 
of the Condition of Capitular Masonry in our Province of Ontario. 

The task which confronted your Committee, was to examine the reports available, 
bearing mind that statistics alone, can be put to many uses and are open to different 
interpretations. We needed therefore, not to be too hasty in drawing conclusions and should 
neither be too optimistic nor too pessimistic in our assessments. 

It has been a formidable assignment, and the co-operation of the District Grand 
Superintendents in filing complete statistical records and a summary written report is much 
appreciated. It is our hope that in future years, our Grand Superintendents will attend to this 
essential part of their duties, as early as possible after the completion of their visitations, so as 
to allow the time necessary to see the information they provide in true perspective, and against 
the background of such things as location and distance. 

The year concluded has been a very traumatic and difficult period for many people in 
many different walks of life. Jobs, the preservation of a decent standard of living for families 
and self and indeed in some cases, survival, have been major concerns. It is not surprising 
therefore, that we find that some problems continue and others have arisen within our 
Fraternity, such being more disturbing in some parts of the Province than others. 

Our overall statistical picture shows a decrease of 23 in our total membership. When one 
examines the figures in more detail, we find that what are major decreases in those Districts 
which are located furthest from Toronto and where problems of employment have been most 
severe, are offset by gains in our more central Districts. 

The call of the Grand Geometrician of the Universe inevitably takes toll and leaves 
places to be filled. While we are saddened by the loss of 41 1 Companions who have passed to 
the Grand Chapter above, we express our gratitude for their lives and their contributions to 
Capitular Masonry. Their memory is cherished, will remain with us and will be an inspiration 
as we strive to continue the labours in which they were so generously and conscientiously 
involved. 

While the total number of Demits and Suspensions amounts to only 1.2%, this figure is 
still cause for concern, especially if such action is taken without due process which indicates 
to the Companion involved that we do care about him. To this end we earnestly recommend 
that the routine suggested by Grand Chapter and which involves personal interview, be 
followed in every case where this is at all possible. Another contributing factor is to erasure of 
Companions who have failed to keep in touch with their Chapter when they change location. 
We urge that every effort be made by all Companions who move from one area to another, to 
maintain their interest with Capitular Masonry, by contacting the Chapter nearest to them in 
their new place of residence. Your Scribe E will be only too glad to help with this information 
either before or after you make the move. Such action is likely to be mutually beneficial. 

One of our essential tasks is to find Companions to replace those called away, or who 
leave for any reason. We are caused to wonder if due attention is being focussed on this 
necessity. We read of one Chapter with only eight members who are younger than 50 years, 
but which only took in two new members during the year. While we realise that there are 
reasons, we see this as but one of a number of apparent instances of lethargy in our Chapters 
reported by our Grand Superintendents, and emphasized by statistics which tell us that we 



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have one Chapter which has not held a meeting for some two years, and that there were at 
least twenty seven Chapters who did not have a Candidate during the year reported on. 

We read of, and indeed we see during our fraternal visitations, that much of the effort 
necessary to keep Chapters effective and efficient is being provided by Past Principals, many 
of whom are being 're-cycled' year after year. This kind of situation is difficult to resolve, 
except by those directly involved, but it is essential that it be resolved. The contributions of 
our Past Principals are much appreciated, but their impact must be broadened to include the 
training of younger officers and members. 

Perusal of the list of Companions to whom various long service jewels etc., have been 
presented over recent years, confirms readily the increasing average age of our Chapter 
members. This year, two 50 year Past Principal's Bars; seven 60 year Numerals; eighteen 50 
year Royal Arch Mason's Jewels and fifty-two 25 year Past Principal's Jewels have been 
presented. We heartily congratulate all who have been so honoured and express our gratitude 
to them for their long and valued support. We also take note of the wealth of experience their 
service represents and wonder if it might be possible for each of our older Past Principals to 
search out and train someone who can take their place. This could mean that their particular 
way of doing a piece of work would continue, and their contributions would not be lost, and 
we suggest that such would result in a renewal of interest and enthusiasm. 

We recognise the progressive nature of Freemasonry and ask the question, why does the 
progression stop at the Master Mason level for so many of our Brethren? Has the desire for 
knowledge lessened? Are we, as Royal Arch Masons, visible enough in our Craft Lodges? 
There is some evidence that suggests that we could be more visible. At a recent function 
attended by a number of 32° and 33° Scottish Rite Masons, they were impressed by the regalia 
worn by Companions and Grand Chapter Officers. Some of them stated that it was the first 
time they had seen our regalia, and for others, it was their first opportunity to make a close 
examination. A major task to which we have committed ourselves is to make good Masons 
better Masons. While the great and fundamental principles of our time honoured institution 
will do this, we have to persevere with diligence if we are to achieve our goal, and even then 
we should not be looking for instant results. 

The example set for us by our Grand Principal Officers is impressive and their devotion 
to Freemasonry as a whole is something that we should try to emulate. We must realise — if 
we do not already do so — that the future of our Fraternity depends on the foundations laid in 
our Craft Lodges. All Companions must be willing to help and to be involved in programs 
which encourage larger attendance and active participation. Be sure to wear prominently and 
with pride, your Royal Arch Jewel when you attend your Craft Lodge. Such things will follow 
through for the betterment of our Chapters. 

We are pleased to report that, for the greater part, our Degree ceremonies continue to be 
conducted with dignity and efficiency by well-skilled Companions. While there is no doubt 
that long practise and frequent repetition result in improvement — indeed in perfection — we 
must recognise that there are many of our Companions who would be very willing to take on 
some work and that the duty of a 'Master Craftsman' is to train his junior craftsmen, and that 
the contribution he makes to the building in hand, will depend to a very large extent on how 
well he is able to carry out this task. Thus the challenge we face is to provide inspired 
leadership and skilled instruction. More thought — or perhaps a change in our line of thought 
— is required in the planning of Chapter activities. We note that in many instances there was 
plenty of social activity — Ladies nights, Master Mason Nights etc. — and the success of 
such events is reflected in the progress made by the Chapters in the Districts concerned. 

As has been suggested in previous reports of this Committee, meetings should be 
arranged so that the business and degree ceremonies are completed in sufficient time to enjoy 
a social hour at the close. We suggest that Chapters take a look at the time when they open, 
ask themselves, could we open earlier — say at 7:45 p.m. rather than 8:00 p.m., and then 
complete proceedings with the minimum of delay? When such changes are brought into 



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effect, experience shows that the attendance and general enthusiasm of the Companions will 
improve. 

While membership and attendance are of great importance, the data they provide is not 
the only evidence of the Condition of our Supreme and Royal Art. 

We are happy to see the success of the 'Release A Miracle' program, and also note with 
pleasure the considerable contributions being made by many Chapters to their own charities. 

The Bursary program of Grand Chapter continues to be a blessing to many students, and 
their gratitude is a fitting reward for our efforts in this sphere. We must not let the financial 
background of this endeavour suffer, and we stress the continued need for contributions to the 
Bursary Fund. 

The one issue of the Keystone published this year, provided information of many 
interesting and otherwise unheralded activities of our Chapters. The efforts of the Editor and 
all who contributed are applauded, and we stress the opportunity afforded by this worthy 
publication, enabling all our 17233 Royal Arch Masons to know what is happening across our 
Grand Jurisdiction. 

We acknowledge the beneficial contributions made by the workshops arranged by our 
Grand Superintendents and the continuing debt we owe to Rt. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt for his 
programs and presentations which include the showing of our excellent film "The Saga of the 
Holy Royal Arch.' 

We note with pleasure, the increasing support given to our Grand Superintendents on 
their official visits, and commend such occasions to all Companions as excellent opportunities 
to meet Companions from other Chapters from your own District and outside. 

Without the assistance and co-operation of the Grand Scribe E', Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert 
T. Rigby and his Secretary, Mrs. Rose Kelly, a report such as this would not have been 
possible, and we express our appreciation of kindnesses shown and help readily given. 

It is doubtful whether we ever see accomplished, everything we would like, and while 
this is in many Chapters the story of this year, much progress has been made. We must strive 
to ensure that such progress will continue. 

Our 125th Anniversary year is a good chance to remind ourselves of the importance of 
the high morals and dignity of Freemasonry in general and Capitular Masonry in particular. 
There has rarely been before, greater confusion in the very materialistic world in which we 
live. Unrest, uncertainty and bewilderment continue. The need for quality leadership at all 
levels is desperate. Capitular Masonry has a great deal to offer, and we must extend our 
influence and assistance to all who are in need, regardless of their station in life. The demands 
on our time and resources continue to be great, but where time is needed, it can be found, and 
such time can then be spent in worthwhile and productive activities. We recall the words of a 
recently deceased Past Grand Superintendent, whose life was an outstanding example of his 
own philosophy — Tt is better to wear out than to rust out'. 

On us, both individually and collectively, rests the future of Capitular Masonry in our 
Grand Jurisdiction. It is our responsibility to ensure that there is no decline in the friendship, 
unity, zeal and purity of heart which are characteristics of our Order. 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Committee: 

Rt. Ex. Comp. John Murdoch 

Rt. Ex. Comp. John Glass 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg Forest-Jones (Chairman). 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. Reginald 
Forest-Jones that this report be received and adopted by Grand Chapter. Carried 



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REPORT OF INVESTMENTS 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

The Portfolio holdings of the various accounts are respectfully detailed in the auditors 
report. 

A summary of the portfolio changes in our investments of the past Grand Chapter year 
are as follows: 



VICTORY THANKSGIVING FUND 

$13,000 Morguard Trust 12% March 3/88 
Semi-Annual Interest 

$7,000 Premier Trust 12% March 3/88 
Semi-Annual Interest 



Greymac 9-1/2% Feb. 27/83 
Greymac 9-1/2% Feb. 27/83 



2. COMMUTED FUND 

$8,000 Credit Foncier 1 
Semi-Annual Interest 



% March 4/87 



$4,000 Premier Trust 16% August 19/87 
Annual Interest 

3. COMMUTED MEMBERSHIP FUND 

$20,000 Monarch Trust 13-1/2% 
September 20/87 
Annual Interset 



$5,000 C.I. B.C. i: 
$3,000 Cash 

Cash 



Pfd. 



$9,000 Vanguard 9-1/2% 
September 19/82 
$11,000 Vanguard 9-1/2% 
September 20/82 



$7,000 Credit Foncier 1 1.75% March 3/88 Cheque 
Semi-Annual Interest 



New Money 



4. BURSARY FUND 

5,000 Monarch Trust 17-1/4% July 14/87 
Annual Interest 

5. MEDICAL RESEARCH FUND 

$20,000 Premier Trust 1 1 .25% 
March 22/88 
Semi-Annual Interest 

$20,000 Victoria & Grey Trust 1 1 .25% 
March 22/88 
Semi-Annual Interest 

PLEASE NOTE 

(a) In the Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund, the Auditors Report does not show the 
$20,000 received from the Graymac Mortgage and reinvested in Morguard and Premier 
Trust, as shown in this report. This brings our total to $83,600 in this account. 

(b) The interest on the original Graymac Investment amounting to $1,900 has not yet been 
received, but is being deposited in an 8-1/8% interest account with Graymac which when 



$5,000 Credit Foncier 
16-3/4% Term Deposit 



Cheque — New Money 
Cheque — New Money 



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the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation finalizes its financial involvement will be 
released to us. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Ferguson 

Most Ex. Compm. W.S. Thomson 

Most Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M.D., Chairman 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, Seconded by M. Ex. Comp. C.W. Emmett that 
this report be received and adopted by Grand Chapter. Carried 



REPORT OF THE BURSARY COMMITTEE 

To The Most Excellent The Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

We have the pleasure to present to you this report of the Grand Chapter Bursary 
Committee for the year 1982-1983. We wish to acknowledge the extensive work done by the 
Grand Superintendants, District Bursary Chairmen and Scribe E's of the chapters and the 
co-operation of the Grand Scribe E and his office personnel. Without their assistance we 
would not have achieved our goals. 

This year the committee has received 36 applications for Bursary assistance. One 
applicant did not come under our terms of reference. Of the remainder twenty-one awards 
went to young ladies and thirteen to young men. These applications were received from all our 
districts except districts 4, 5, 11 and 16. One application is being held over for the next term. 
The amount of expenditure from our fund was $10,600.00. 

We acknowledge with pride the great assistance of Rt. Ex. Comp. J. Blackwell who 
retired from the committee to accept other duties in his personal life and the chairman who has 
completed his term of office. 

The committee recommends to the Grand First Principal the following changes: 

(1) That a new application form be printed and distributed to the districts for use. 

(2) That the addresses of the members of the committee be printed at the bottom of the 
report. 

(3) That the Grand Superintendants and District Bursary officers be informed of the 
requirements for those receiving Bursary assistance. 

(4) That Ex. Comp. J.G. Hallam of District 8A be appointed to replace Rt. Ex. Comp. 
John Blackwell who retired and V. Ex. Comp. Don Lusignan of District 13 be 
appointed to replace R. Ex. Comp. C. Dale whose term is completed. 

Respectively submitted on behalf of the Committee 

Rt. Ex. Comp. J. Blackwell 

Rt. Ex. Comp. V. Yzol 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Cedric C. Dale 

Ex. Comp. G. Niece 

Rt. Ex. Comp. O. Francis, Chairman 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe, Seconded by R. Ex. Comp. C. Dale that this 
report be received and adopted by Grand Chapter. Carried 



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COMMITTEE FOR REVIEW OF DISTRICTS 

To the Most Excellent and Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

At the Grand Convocation of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario 
held in April 1932, A Committee for Review of Districts was appointed, prompted by 
requests for changes in some Districts. 

This Committee has reviewed the Districts geographically and have arrived at some 
suggestions for possible changes. In arriving at these suggestions, travelling distances and the 
number of Chapters in each District were considered. 

The following changes are suggestions only and is but a beginning. The financial effect 
and the number of members in each Chapter and in each District effected must be investigated 
and studied before a decision can be reached. 

District No. 1, 9 Chapters, District No. 2, 14 Chapters and District No. 3, 7 Chapters, 
No changes were considered. 

New District Bruce and Grey Counties 6 Chapters 

Georgian Chapter Owen Sound From District No. 9 

Havelock Chapter Kincardine From District No. 6 

Chantry Chapter Southampton From District No. 9 

Amabel Chapter Wiarton From District No. 9 

Lucknow Chapter Lucknow From District No. 6 

Durham Chapter Durham From District No. 4 

District No. 4 Suggested 7 Chapters 

Prince Edward Chapter Shelburne To District No. 9 

Enterprise Chapter Palmerston To District No. 6 

Durham Chapter Durham To New District 

St. Clair Chapter Milton From District No. 5 

District No. 5 Suggested 9 Chapters 
St. Clair Chapter Milton To District No. 4 

District No. 6 Suggested 8 Chapters 

Havelock Chapter Kincardine To New District 

Lucknow Chapter Lucknow To New District 

Enterprise Chapter Palmerston From District No. 4 

District No. 7, 9 Chapters, District No. 8, 13 Chapters, District No. 8A, 15 Chapters. 
No changes were considered. 

District No. 9 Suggested 7 Chapters 

Prince Edward Chapter Shelburne From District No. 4 

Georgian Chapter Owen Sound To New District 

Chantry Chapter Southampton To New District 

Amabel Chapter Wiarton To New District 



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District No. 10 Suggested 8 Chapters 

Excelsior Chapter Colborne To District No. 1 1 

Warkworth Chapter Warkworth To District No. 1 1 

Ionic Chapter Campbellford To District No. 1 1 

District No. 1 1 Suggested 1 1 Chapters 

Excelsior Chapter Colborne From District No. 10 

Warkworth Chapter Warkworth From District No. 10 

Ionic Chapter Campbellford From District No. 10 

District No. 12 Suggested 9 Chapters 

Glengary Chapter Maxville From District No. 13 

St. John's Chapter Vanleek Hill From District No. 13 

District No. 13 Suggested 10 Chapters 

Glengary Chapter Maxville To District No. 12 

St. John's Chapter Vanleek Hill To District No. 12 

District No. 14, 8 Chapters, District No. 15, 4 Chapters and District No. 16, 4 
Chapters, no suggested changes. 

As stated earlier in this report the changes listed are suggestions only. The study can take 
some time and as it progresses possible changes in other Districts may be considered. The 
Committee is anxious to receive suggestions from the Districts, Chapters and Companions 
giving an explanation of and reason for the suggestion. 

Kindly forward correspondence to the Grand Scribe E., Grand Chapter Office. 

Sincerely and Fraternally submitted, 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur Haley 

R. Ex. Comp. Douglas Argent 

R. Ex. Comp. Robert Jones 

R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Chairman 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. W. Sproule that 
this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. Carried 



COMMITTEE REPORT 

GRAND CHAPTER HEALTH RESEARCH FUND — RELEASE A 

MIRACLE 

One year ago we launched, with high hopes and great optimism, our Anniversary 
project, code-named "Release a Miracle". Unfortunately, it was not long before Chapters 
closed down for the Summer and many did not get started early. On the other hand, others 
immediately took the ball and ran with it, and have already achieved commendable results. 

I must congratulate Districts 8 A and 10, which have already achieved 100% of the 
minimim quota established. I know that even this great effort will not satisfy these Districts 
and they will endeavour during the balance of this year to add to their record. 



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I regret that some Districts have not yet made even a respectable start. We have not yet 
published the record of achievement by District and Chapter, preferring to wait a while, until 
a record has been compiled that is more in line with what we know all Districts are capable of 
achieving. 

At a Grand Executive meeting in North Bay, I gave an example of the kind of project that 
deserves our support. I spoke about Alzheimer's Disease, which has been termed the 
"Disease of the Century". The disease is named for Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German 
neurologist, who first described it as "a progressive, degenerative brain condition with no 
known cause or cure." It is estimated that there are 200,000 affected by it in Canada today. It 
can occur about age 50 and beyond, and I am personally familiar with a case of a man under 
50, a pharmacist who now, just over that age, can no longer work at anything. Following my 
description at North Bay, generous members of the Grand Executive laid $1,000 on the table 
at once. 

My Companions, I ask you whether a minimum of $10 each is too much to help to 
provide a cure for such dreadful maladies. I am talking about the price of a bottle of rye 
whisky, which some of us have been known to buy, or 6 packets of cigarettes, which some 
have been known to send up in smoke. This Grand Chapter has never had the reputation for 
failure. Quite the opposite is the case. I know that you will go back to your Chapters and, 
recalling the Charity lecture on your entrance to the Craft, will determine to make a maximum 
investment in humanity. 1 am my brother's keeper — and so are you! 

W.S. Thomson 

Chairman, Grand Chapter Medical Research Fund 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe, Seconded by M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson 
that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. Carried 



REPORT OF THE GRAND ARCHIVIST 

As the Grand Archivist of Grand Chapter I submit the following report, but first let me 
apologise for the lack of progress in this first year. My work in the Foundation during the past 
year has necessitated my travelling all over the province and this has severely limited my 
availability. 

To date I have commenced an audit of the present library and have examined the various 
manuscripts and historical documents in storage at the Grand Chapter officers. 

The program of annotating and indexing the collection will take considerable time, 
probably three years, because it must be carried out on a part time basis. As I complete the 
personal survey I will readily avail myself of the help offered by certain Companions. 

For the record, 1 will be retiring shortly and would then look forward to giving the matter 
a great deal more attention. The total long range plan as I see it is as follows. 

LIBRARY 

1. Complete the audit now under way. 

2. Prepare index cards and compile a library list for circulation in the province. 

3. Implement an expansion program by selective purchasing of current new Masonic 
publications. 

4. Implement a news letter to advise all Companions of current publications and new works, 
and perhaps arrange to purchase these in bulk for distribution to the Companions at a small 
profit . 



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MANUSCRIPTS AND HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS 

1 . List and index these and ensure that all historical data is recorded in a card system and list. 

2. Supply a proper storage unit for these artifacts (this will be my contribution.) 

HERITAGE MATERIAL 

1. Enter into communication with every Chapter by a selective analysis form to ascertain 
what heritage objects they possess. 

2. Endeavour in time to accumulate a clear photograph of these objects together with a 
description of the object, its history and any pertinent data available. 

I trust that the foregoing will give you some idea of the program as I see it and I sincerely 
hope that the Grand First Principal will endorse this and also give me the opportunity to carry 
it out. 

Yours fraternally, 

V. Ex. Comp. George Blackie, Grand Archivist 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe, Seconded by V. Ex. Comp. G. Blackie that 
this report be received and adopted by Grand Chapter. Carried 

REPORT ON GRAND Z's ADDRESS 

To the Officers and Companions of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario. 

We the Past Grand First Principals are pleased to report on the address of our Grand First 
Principal, Most Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart. 

It has been the custom over the years for the Grand First Principal to address his 
companions at the Annual Grand Chapter Convocation. This gives him the opportunity to 
report on his activities during the past twelve months; the visitations he has made; the 
problems he has encountered; the decisions he has rendered and the honours he has received. 

We commend Most Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart on the manner in which he has carried out 
the duties of his office since his installation last April, in spite of the fact that he was also 
installed as the Governor General of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America last 
August. We congratulate him on receiving that honour and wish him well in his endeavours to 
guide these two great bodies. We are also pleased that he has been appointed Grand Senior 
Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario and that he has been 
honoured by many other Grand bodies. 

We join with him in celebrating the 1 25th Annual Convocation of our Grand Chapter and 
note with pleasure his expression of thanks to the Great Jehovah for the blessings we have 
received from that source. We are in agreement that it is good to meet here in Toronto, which 
is really the center of our Grand Jurisdiction, and especially in the Royal York Hotel where we 
have met in peace and harmony for many years. 

We are delighted to associate ourselves with him in his cordial welcome to our invited 
guests, our Grand Master, Most Wor. Bro. Howard Polk; the Sovereign Grand Commander of 
the A.&A.S.R. and the heads of all the other Masonic Bodies with which we are in accord. 
We also recognize and appreciate the long and harmonious relationship that we have enjoyed 
with the Grand Chapter of Michigan since our emergence as a Grand Chapter in 1857. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 89 

We join with him in remembering the services rendered by those who have passed to 
their just reward, especially Most Ex. Comp. John Loftus House and Rt. Ex. Comps. Stephen 
Tripp, Samuel Perlman and Gerald O. Smith, together with all companions who have 
travelled into that foreign country from whose bourne no traveller returns. 

The working tools have fallen from their grasp, 
The journey ended for their weary feet 
Death holds their tired hands in gentle clasp 
Their work is done; their temple here, complete. 

We concur in his recommendation that past rank be granted to Ex. Comp. Austin Wilkins 
of King Solomon's Chapter #8; Ex. Comp. B.A. Wickie of Tecumseh Chapter #24; Ex. 
Comp. Geo. Sinkins of Mount Sinai Chapter #212 and posthumously to the late Ex. Comp. 
Karl M. Lankin of Nilestown Chapter #247 and Ex. Comp. Ron Whittit of Ancaster Chapter 
#155. 

We agree with his appointment of Grand Representatives near our Grand Chapter and his 
approval of companions to represent us at Sister Grand Chapters, and applaud his suggestion 
of the necessity of these representatives to attend their Grand Bodies either to receive 
recognition or to provide representation. 

The suggestion made by our Grand First Principal that the per capita dues be increased is 
a report from the Grand Advisory Board and has the blessing of the Past Grand First Principals 
together with the Grand Second and Third Principals. The reason should be obvious. 

The Manual of Masonic Protocol has also been discussed at the Grand Advisory level 
and meets with our approval. 

We also agree that the 125th Anniversary project, Release- A-Miracle should be 
continued and expanded until our objective is attained. We commend Rt. Ex. Comp. Carl 
Ackert and his committee on the manner in which they have taken care of the Benevolent 
Fund over the years and express to them our grateful thanks. The same must be said of those 
who administer the Bursary Fund and indeed to all members of all the committees of our 
Grand Chapter who give of their time and their talent without thought of personal gain or 
reward. 

The Royal Arch Banner which has been presented by the Principals' Association of the 
two Toronto Districts will adorn our Grand Chapter Convocations for years to come and we 
join with Most Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart and all the members of our Grand Jurisdiction in the 
expression of sincere appreciation to all who assisted in this labour of love. 

The committee congratulates the Grand First Principal on the manner in which he has 
discharged the duties of the office which he how holds and on the capable and dedicated 
leadership that he has given. We trust that the Great Jehovah will give him health and strength 
that he may continue to provide that same high standard of leadership which is so essential to 
the success of our beloved order. 

M. Ex. Comp. B.H. Smith 

M. Ex. Comp. C.W. Emmett 

M. Ex. Comp. F. Hay 

M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent 

M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson 

M. Ex. Comp. W.H. Sproule 

M. Ex. Comp. A. Weisman 

M. Ex. Comp. F. Scott (Chairman) 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe, Seconded by M. Ex. Comp. F. Scott that this 
report be received and adopted by Grand Chapter Carried 



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WILLIAM S. THOMSON MEMBERSHIP TROPHY 

The William S. Thomson Membership Trophy was presented to Mount Horeb Chapter 
No. 20, Brantford for an increase in membership of 21.53%, by the donor to prolonged 
applause. 



GRAND CHAPTER CALLED OFF 

Grand Chapter was "called off" at 4:30 p.m. to elect the Officers of Grand Chapter for 
the ensuing year. 



GRAND CHAPTER CALLED ON 

Grand Chapter was "called on" at 9:30 a.m. 



AT THE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION OF 
THE GRAND CHAPTER, ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA IN THE 
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, HELD AT THE ROYAL YORK HOTEL, TORONTO, 
ONTARIO, 22 and 23 APRIL, 1983 THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS AND 
COMMITTEES WERE ELECTED AND APPOINTED. 

M. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart Grand Z. 

506 Comanche Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 1W2 
R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe Grand H. 

65 Cuffley Cres. N., Downsview, Ontario, M3K 1Y1 
R. Ex. Comp. Albert A. Mortlock Grand J. 

748 Hopkins Ave., Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 4Y5 
R. Ex. Comp. Rev. David A. Whiston Grand Chaplain 

P.O. Box 1017, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P0H 2G0 
R. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Ferguson Grand Treasurer 

11 Coral Gable Drive, Weston, Ontario, M9M 1N8 
R. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby Grand Scribe E. 

352 Vodden St., Brampton, Ontario, L6V 2N2 
R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E. Emeritus 

4 Houghton Blvd., Markham, Ontario, L3P 2N6 
R. Ex. Comp. Murray Levinter Grand Scribe N. 

345 Ridley Blvd., Downsview, M3H 1L3 
R. Ex. Comp. David Lewis Gold Grand Principal Sojourner 

19 Lyonsgate Drive, Downsview, M3H 1C7 
R. Ex. Comp. Aage Bjerknes Grand Registrar 

120 Cromwell Ave., Campbellford, K0L 1L0 
R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum Grand Historian 

Apt. 201, 3905 Bathurst St., Downsview, Ontario, M3H 3N7 
V. Ex. Comp. George Blackie Grand Archivist 

Apt. 603, 89 Willow Rd., Guelph, Ontario, N1H 1W7 



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GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS — Elected and Appointed 1983 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

(By Virtue of Office) 
M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw Grand Z. 1951-52 

Room 314, 200 College Ave., London, N6A 1Y1 
M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Grand Z., 1959-60 

169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville, K8N 3W9 
M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Z., 1961-62 

27 Col wood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 
M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Grand Z., 1963-64 

165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel, N4W 1S7 
M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent Grand Z., 1972-73 

Box 78, 21 Catherine St. E., Dorchester, NOL 1G0 
M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson Grand Z., 1974-75 

1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville, L6J 2N6 
M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand Z., 1976-77 

4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton, L6Y 1P8 
M. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman Grand Z., 1978-79 

54 Forest Heights Blvd., Willowdale, M2L 2K6 
M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott Grand Z., 1980-81 

41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton, L8H 5G9 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Honourary 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge-Gait, N1R 4W4 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Gillespie, 1601 Monoghan Ave. Apt. 505, Park Towers Apts., 
Peterborough, K9J 7T2 

R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner, Apt. 506, 3363 Riverside Dr. E., Windsor, N8Y 1B1 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, R.R. 2, Holstein, NOG 2A0 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall, 137 Emerald St. S., Apt. 1 1, Hamilton, L8N 2 V4 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Elected 

R. Ex. Comp. William J. Boston, 48 Allanbrooke Dr., Islington, M9A 3N8 
R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levin, 7 Hillcrest Court, Hamilton, L8P 2X7 
R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Box 92, John St., Embro, N0J 1J0 
R. Ex. Comp. Donald F. Kline, 889 Hollowtree Cres., Miss. L4Y 2V3 
R. Ex. Comp. Clarence A. Faulkner, 21 Strachan St., Belleville, K8P 1W7 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. Reginald Forest-Jones, 464 Manchester Rd., Kitchener, N2B 1A5 
R. Ex. Comp. G. Robert Jackson, 68 Balaclava St., St. Thomas, N5P 3C4 
R. Ex. Comp. Stanley H. Wheeler, 192 Elizabeth St., Goderich, N7A 3V1 
R. Ex. Comp. J. Max Laushway, 132 Pearl St. W., Brockville, K6C 4C6 
R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley, 1 144 Athlone St., North Bay, P1B 5C1 



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GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS— 1983-84 

St. Clair District No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. Ronald F. Fuller 

5 Juliana St., Ridgetown, NOR 2C0 
London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. Herbert R. Knight 

5 Pierce Ave., Aylmer, N5H 2N9 
Wilson District No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. Leslie James North 

74 Brantwood Pk. Rd., Brantford, N3P 1G2 
Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. Ernst Gunter Radau 

40 Cindy Ave., Cambridge, N3C 3J2 

Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. Louis Leousis 

Caithness St. West, Caledonia, NOA 1A0 
Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. George Sidney Towle 

41 Warner St., St. Mary's, NOM 2V0 

Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. Joseph Barich 

38 Central Ave., Grimsby, L3M 1X6 
Toronto Distrist No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. Norman J. Todd 

27 Bright Bay Cres., Thornhill, L3T 1C2 
Toronto District No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. Kenneth L. Whiting 

37 Kathrose Drive, Willowdale, M2J 3P4 
Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. Eugene C. Gerhart 

1 1 Brenda Ave., (Box 482) Parry Sound, P2A 2X5 

Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Thomas McKean 

Brechin, LOK 1B0 
Prince Edward District No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. Benjamin D. Carman 

R.R. #3, Picton, KOK 2T0 
St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Howard F. Warren 

Box 121, Maitland, KOE IPO 
Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Robert G. Harris 

1994 Haig Dr., Ottawa, K1G 2K4 
Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. Wm. A. McQuaker 

513 Crowe Ave., Fort Frances, P9A 2L2 
New Ontario District No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Edward John Powell 

12 Crawford Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, P6A 3A1 

Temiskaming District No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. George B. Murray 

68 Beavis Terrace, Box 1186, New Liskeard, POJ IPO 



ASSISTANT OFFICERS— Appointed 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Lecturer 

27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 
V. Ex. Comp. and M. Wor. Bro. Howard O. Polk Grand Senior Sojourner 

892 Aaron St., Ottawa, K2A 3P3 
V. Ex. Comp. James D. Wright Grand Junior Sojourner 

1623 Tyrie Dr. E., Sarnia, N7V 3P6 
V. Ex. Comp. Samuel Leach Grand Sword Bearer 

Merrickville, KOG 1N0 
V. Ex. Comp. William L. Corlett Grand Master 4th Veil 

R.R. #2, Washago, LOK 2B0 
V. Ex. Comp. John G. Young Grand Master 3rd Veil 

532 Minto Court, Oshawa, L1G 5K2 
V. Ex. Comp. James Noble Grand Master 2nd Veil 

17 Cameron Ave. S., Hamilton, L8K 2W7 
V. Ex. Comp. Horace D. Gray Grand Master 1st Veil 

34 Edith St., St. Catharines, L2S 2P9 



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V. Ex. Comp. Russell N. Kennedy Gr. Standard Bearer 

17 Brown St., Box 808, Tottenham, LOG 1W0 
V. Ex. Comp. Douglas G. Mitchell Gr. Director of Ceremonies 

1166 Stanley Drive, Burlington, L7P 2K7 
V. Ex. Comp. Leslie J. Peer Asst. Director of Ceremonies 

5 Theodore Drive, Streetsville, L5M 1E5 
V. Ex. Comp. Edward Greenwood Grand Organist 

121 Trudell St., Apt. 810, Scarborough, M1J 3K4 
V. Ex. Comp. Thomas P. Wells Asst. Grand Organist 

65 Barker Ave., Rexdale, Ontario, M9V 1E7 
V. Ex. Comp. Kenneth M. Baker Grand Pursuivant 

R.R. #3, Caledon, LON ICO 
V. Ex. Comp. Douglas Martin Grand Steward 

R.R. #5, Dresden, NOP 1M0 
V. Ex. Comp. Robert F. Graves Grand Steward 

16 Fairview Ave., St. Thomas, N5R 4X4 
V. Ex. Comp. Larry Partridge Grand Steward 

R.R. #1, Simcoe, N3Y 4J9 
V. Ex. Comp. William M. Rees Grand Steward 

126 Columbia St. W., Waterloo, N2L 3K8 
V. Ex. Comp. Norman E. Fair Grand Steward 

178 East 42nd St., Hamilton, L8T 3A5 
V. Ex. Comp. Bertram Hastings Grand Steward 

340 Binning St. W., Listowel, N4W 1G6 
V. Ex. Comp. Robert C. Purney Grand Steward 

1 12 Center St., Box 467, Niagara on the Lake 
V. Ex. Comp. Percy Emslie Grand Steward 

24 Kapelle Ave., Toronto, M4N 2Z1 
V. Ex. Comp. Charles Gilchrist Grand Steward 

38 Royce Ave., Brampton, L6Y 1J5 
V. Ex. Comp. William Stewart Grand Steward 

R.R. #3, Wiarton, NOH 2T0 
V. Ex. Comp. John A. Jackson Grand Steward 

R.R. #1, Campbellford, KOL 1L0 
V. Ex. Comp. Gordon L. Sills Grand Steward 

R.R. #3, Stirling, KOK 3E0 
V. Ex. Comp. Maurice E. Jenkins Grand Steward 

R.R. #2, Prescott, KOE 1T0 
V. Ex. Comp. Stewart Bell Grand Steward 

278 Christie St., Pembroke, K8A 4R2 
V. Ex. Comp. James H. Pateman Grand Steward 

58 Eagle Drive, Dryden, P8N 2C9 
V. Ex. Comp. Norman Harper Grand Steward 

1024 Beverly Drive, Sudbury, P3E 4B5 
V. Ex. Comp. Robert J. Lawrence Grand Steward 

14 Fyfe Ave., Woodstock, N4S 3S4 
V. Ex. Comp. Murray D. Feasby Grand Steward 

250 Brock St. W., Box 1272, Uxbridge, L0C 1K0 
V. Ex. Comp. Donald Wetheral Grand Steward 

R.R. #1, Cannington, L0E 1E0 
V. Ex. Comp. Thomas Stewart Hay Grand Steward 

5 Humewood Drive, Belleville, K8N 4C9 
V. Ex. Comp. John C. Snobelen Grand Outer Guard 

R.R. #3, Kent Bridge, NOP 1V0 
V. Ex. Comp. Joseph Neill Hon. Grand Organist 

187 Park St. S., Apt. 2H, Hamilton, L8P 3E9 



94 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF GRAND CHAPTER 
REPORT ON THE GRAND Z'S ADDRESS 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, and all Past Grand Z's 

125th ANNIVERSARY HISTORY COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, Chairman 

V. Ex. Comp. Jack Loft R. Ex. Comp. Irving Ingles 

Comp. Dr. Wallace McLeod, Advisory 

ARCHIVES COMMITTEE 

V. Ex. Comp. George Blackie, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert 
M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith R. Ex. Comp. Dr. George E. Turner 

BURSARY COMMITTEE 

Ex. Comp. Gary McNeice, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Orval Francis V. Ex. Comp. Victor Ozol 

V. Ex. Comp. Donald Lusignan Ex. Comp. John Hallam 

COMMITTEE ON ASSISTANCE TO CHAPTERS 

R. Ex. Comp. Albert A. Mortlock, General Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. J. Max Laushway, Chairman — East 

R. Ex. Comp. William J. Boston, Chairman — Central 

R. Ex. Comp. G. Robert Jackson, Chairman — West 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur C. Haley, Chairman — North 

Plus 17 Grand Superintendents 

COMMITTEE ON FRATERNAL DEAD 

R. Ex. Comp. Rev. David A. Whiston, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Rev. Garbutt Smith 

COMMITTEE FOR REVIEW OF DISTRICTS 

M. Ex. Comp. William Sproule, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson R. Ex. Comp. Robert Jones 

R. Ex. Comp. Douglas J. Argent R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley 

CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

R. Ex. Comp. Reginald Forest-Jones, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. John Murdoch R. Ex. Comp. John Glass 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge John A. Cox 

V. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge D.V. Latimer R. Ex. Comp. W. James 

Curtis 

CONVOCATION COMMITTEE 1984 

R. Ex. Comp. Donald F. Kline, Chairman 
with power to add 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS 

M. Ex. Comp. Dr. Fraser Hay, Chairman 
M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 95 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Chairman 
M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, Vice-Chairman R. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Ferguson 

and all Past Grand Zs 

FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE AND REVIEW 

R. Ex. Comp. Stanley H. Wheeler 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICER ADVISORY 

M. Ex. Comp. C.W. Emmett 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, Vice-Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent R. Ex. Comp. Dr. George E. Turner 

INVESTMENTS 

M. Ex. Comp. Dr. Fraser Hay, Chairman 
M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson R. Ex. Comp. G.T. Ferguson 

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Gillespie 
R. Ex. Comp. Clifford J. Meunier R. Ex. Comp. G. Robert Jackson 

PRINTING AND SUPPLIES 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby R. Ex. Comp. Murray Levinter 

M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson (Constitution) M. Ex. Comp. C.W. Emmett (Ritual) 

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt, Vice-Chairman , Masonic Relations 

Ex. Comp. Ernest Brown, Editor of Keystone 

RELEASE A MIRACLE 

M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt 

V. Ex. Comp. Wm. L. Dixon Ex. Comp. M. McKenzie 

WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

R. Ex. Comp. Douglas J. Argent, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. David Gold R. Ex. Comp. Aage Bjerknes 

NEXT PLACE OF MEETING — TORONTO, ONTARIO 

By Special Resolution of Grand Chapter, the One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Annual 
Convocation of Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of 
Ontario, will be held at the Royal York Hotel, in the City of Toronto, 13 and 14 April, 
1984. 

Address of the Grand Z. 

Gordon H. Stuart 
506 Comanche Rd., 
Mississauga, Ontario, 
L5H 1W2 



96 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

REPORT OF THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE 

To the Grand First Principal, Officers and Excellent Companions, Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Greetings: 

Your committee on Credentials beg leave to submit the following report: 

No. of Chapters represented by Officers: 78 
No. of Chapters represented by PROXY: 40 
No. of Chapters represented by P.Z.'s only: 17 
No. of Chapters represented: 135 
No. of Chapters not represented: 23 
No. of Delegates present: 549 
Total Number of Votes: 766 

Zealously and Fraternally, 

R. Ex. Comp. G. Hinchliff, Chairman 
V. Ex. Comp. S. Pilcher, Vice-Chairman 

Moved by V. Ex. Comp. S. Pilcher, Seconded by R. Ex. Comp. G. Hinchliff. Carried 



COMMITTEE OF CREDENTIALS 

R. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff, Chairman of the Credentials Committee reported that 
there were 157 warranted Chapters on the Roll of Grand Chapter of which Chapters were 
represented by the following: 

1. J. Torney, D. Holton, A.W. Holton, H. Babcock, R. Pickell, D. Dale (Proxy) 

2. F. Knox, A. Fuller (Proxy), F. Scott, E. Marshall, N. Fair, J. Johnston, L. Williamson 

3. T. Engel (Proxy), A. Smuck, A. Smith, J. Mansfield 

4. J. Bennett, G. Bradshaw, C. Stalker, R. Edwards, P. Emslie, L. Churchill, W. 
Newton, J. Hewat, L. Clark, S. Hall, K. Bellamy (Proxy) 

5. A. Brown, R. Pincombe, J.F. Murdoch (Proxy) 

6. L. Dawdy, L. Levitt (Proxy), F. Scott, A. Wilson 

7. M. Allen, W.L. Dempsey, E.W. Harrison, R.D. Jones (Proxy), W. Bachelor 

8. H. Wilson (Proxy), W. Newton, P. Andres, D.L. Gold, J. Wickins, D. Slean 

15. D. Emerick, T. Janes (Proxy), L. MacKay 

16. K.J. Hatch, P. Holvey, H.W. Burnmaster, G. Fowler, C. Meunier, O. Smith, H. Polk, 
L. Gillespie 

18. O.T.G. Martin (Proxy) 

19. R.D. Coniam, L. Hoffman, D. Wiley (Proxy) 

22. R.K. Laushway (Proxy), L.O. Walker 

23. J.H. Johnston (Proxy), D. McArthur 

24. D. Blatchford, F. Heard, P. Armstrong, B. Mennie, F. Smith 

26. C. Home (Proxy), A. McDonald 

27. F. Shannon, B. Auchterlone, L. Hanschke (Proxy), W.R. Oldham 



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28. R. Slavin, D. McKay, E. MacKenzie, G.V. Harvey, E. Flutter 

29. B. Lam, J. Livingston, A. Gosling 

30. S. Wheeler (Proxy), R. Henderson, R. Bradford 

31. G. Watt (Proxy), B. Carman, D. King 

32. F.C. Ackert (Proxy) 

34. L.I. Montague (Proxy), J.W. Storey, B.D. Lamont, D.F. Watson, F. Wilson, J.D. 
Odishaw 

35. W. Hamilton, W. Law, J.G. Young (Proxy) 

36. G.E. Zwicker, V.E. Young, L.H. Irwin, J.W. Auckland, A. A. Mortlock, C.A. 
Bedford, V.A. Orr, R. Mathews (Proxy), R. Strone, A.W. Watkins, L.B. Gillespie 

37. W.H. Meldrum (Proxy), B.G. Trew, R.J. Hughes, D.C. Davey 

40. R.C. McCartney, J.W. Gilbert, H. Steele, N.R. Richards 

41. J.C. Ferguson (Proxy) 

44. K. Gourlie, J.H. Ramsay, J. Scheffler, W. Alkendrack, W. Lyon 

46. G. Towle, D.J. Muir 

48. W. Brick, J. McKeen, E. Butter, W. Greenhaugh (Proxy) 

53. W. Hackett, S. Zavitz, B. Thompson, W. Brock, E.E. Hayes, R. Skene, L. Bradshaw, 
M.J. Karr, CM. Hunter, N.E. Logan (Proxy) 

54. A. Harris, S. Edge, G. Anderson, G.R. Jackson, R. Graves, L.D. Marshall, R. 
Jackson, F. Longthorne, C. Schweitzer, J. Zegers (Proxy) 

55. N. Ring, C. Prohaszka, R.C. Purney, S. Knox, W. Greaves, A. Doyle, A. Brown 
59. J.M. Laushway, G. Gilmer, H. Warren, T. Bourret, O. Francis 

61. G.M. Nobes 

02. J.W. Pearce, A.E. Mills, W.J. Grierson (Proxy) 

63. E. Guy, W. Hirst, W. Lodge, W. Burton, J.C. Cox, CM. Platten 

64. A.J. Horten, R.C. Lee, W.D. Garner, J.C.L. McKeand 

67. A. Wright, L.E. Morphy (Proxy), F.B. Johnson, W.G. Speers, J.R. Hunt 

68. K. Strike, S. Price, G. Purcell 

69. I. Keuls, E.B. McAlpine, D. Lamont, W.W. Claus, G. de Quetteville, J. Barich, R.J. 
McMaster, C Travis (Proxy) 

72. R. Roblin, B. Shaddock, E.L. Goodman, C Davis (Proxy), L. Sills, D. Fargey, A. A. 
Foote, R. Sills 

73. P. Lalonde (Proxy), G. Newcombe, F. Reinhardt, R. Fuller, W. Durer 

74. C Mclntyre, W. Linnel, E. Picott (Proxy), R. McLean, D.C. Lamond 

75. P. Barr (Proxy) 

77. A.C Linter, W. Boston (Proxy), G. Sinclair, C.W. Emmett, A.L. Lee, S. Hall, W. 
Boratynec, R. Falshaw 

78. H. Jamieson (Proxy), A. Bell, C.A. McGregor 

79. R. Roffey, R. Walker, R. Pettafor, V.T. Usher, G.A. Vardy, W.R. Waldron, M.H. 
Poupart, R. Mcllroy (Proxy), J. Hallam, J.R. Burton, M. Smith, K. Hunter 



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80. J. A. Stones (Proxy), G. Turner 

81. F. Pollard, H.W. Clark, H.R. Knight (Proxy), R. Sinclair 

82. D.J. Argent (Proxy) 

83. K.M. Baker (Proxy), C.W. Easson, C.G. Goodbrand, E. Patterson 

84. L.J. de Zeeuw, (Proxy) 

88. H.M. Dunlop, E. Logan, D. Martin, H. Martin, W. Barnes 

90. D.J. Argent (Proxy), J.L. Parrott, G. Noble 

91. H.R. Topping, C. Ross, J. Kline, J. Hewat, C.A. Woolner, N. Gourlie, L.W. Dixon 
(Proxy) 

94. G. McCombe (Proxy), W.B. Marshall 

95. W.R. McKnight, W.B. Muncaster, W.B. Walker 

102. R.A. Beaton (Proxy), E. Powell, J.E. Davidson 

103. A.S. Haley (Proxy), D.A. Whiston, H.F. Clark 

104. E.D. Warren, D. Featherstone, W.S. Thomson, G. Brown 
110. A. Bjerknes, M. Durnford 

112. F.G. Devaul (Proxy) 

113. W.B. Sixsmith (Proxy), S. McConkey 

115. H. O'Dell, D. Rawlins 

116. J. Lofthouse, M.P. Morris (Proxy) 

117. F.L. Barrett (Proxy), J.E. Walker, A. Wolfe, W. Rees, R.J. Brown, I. Marshall, R. 
Forest-Jones 

119. L. Hillman, D. Palmer, D. Robinson 

130. R. Warnica, R. Pycock, R. De Long (Proxy) 

131. G.W. Hotham (Proxy) 

133. MR. Rodgers 

134. H. Wilson, T. McKean, A. Axford (Proxy) 

135. E.J. Feasby, M.D. Feasby, C. Goldstone 

138. E.J.B. Anderson, W.J. Oakley, P.E. Qeal, W.J. Boston, M. van Wamelen, R. Young, 
G.T. Ferguson (Proxy), B. Spencer, M. Hastings, G. Gunn 

144. J. Broughton (Proxy) 

145. P. Engel, A. Priester, J. Gerrard, L. Taylor, T. Snow, W.E. Pomeroy 

146. V. Willis (Proxy), H. Sargent, F. Hay, J.E. Smith 

149. W.A. McQuaker (Proxy) 

150. E.S.P. Carson (Proxy), B. Doupe, M.R. Muir, D.A. McDonald 

151. S. Bell, A. McKenzie 

152. W.A. McQuaker (Proxy) 

153. W. Kellett (Proxy) 

155. D. Mitchell, R. Brown (Proxy), R. Hurst 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 99 

161. D. Spafford (Proxy) 

167. P. Cameron, A. Walker, E. Walker (Proxy) 

168. J. Meier (Proxy), A.C.F. Lauesen, J. Jackson, W. McNeele 

169. G. Murray 

175. G.H.R. Crawshaw, F. Scott, A.W. Watson 

184. A. Fast, V. Ozol 

195. W. Dorke, R. Topping, T. Armstrong, B. Fowler, A. Campbell, D. Lamont, W. 
Sproule, K. Lynn, C. Gilchrist 

198. C.A. Brittain, W. Dormer, D. Lamont, W.L. Corlett, L. Pickering 

205. S. McGrandell, M. Klaweiter, G.H. Kerr, M. Atlas (Proxy), N. Todd, E. Dickie, D. 
Hill 

210. R.E. Wright 

212. L. Kahane (Proxy), E. Smith, S. Edwards, L. Hermant, G. Sinkins, N. Austin, M. 
Levinter, B. Walters, L. Dinaberg, W. Boston, I. Ingles, H. Loomer, S. Tenenbaum, J. 
Ross, R. Starratt, A. Weisman, A. Linter, S. Abrams, J. Hauer, E. Dicker, H.I. Sacks 

213. W. Cock (Proxy), L.H. Netherton 

214. S. Collins, J. Randall, S. Mitchell, W.G. Melton (Proxy), P. Cameron 

215. D. Nieforth, G. Ghneim, G.H. Stuart, G. Dowdy, R. Groshaw, W. Bell (Proxy) W.J. 
Cook 

217. D. Will, E.W. Elcombe, E. Greenwood 

218. L. Thompson, C.R. McKee, J. Southwell 

219. G. Brewer, J. Kline, G. Hinchliff, S. Pilcher, J. Glass, E. Conyers (Proxy), G. 
Anthony 

220. W. Mackie, M. Duke, J. Oldham, J. Kline, J. Dodd, D. Kline, G. Sinclair, P. 
McGregor (Proxy), A. Grant, R. T. Rigby, M. Umemura, A. Linter, E. Gerhart, R. 
Falshaw 

221. K.M. Hooper (Proxy), A. Dawson 

222. J. Havard, C.C. Dale, D.M. Lusingham, N.B. Richardson, R.G. Harris, D.E.A. 
Roberts (Proxy) 

223. M. Rogozynski, A.W. Abercrombie 

224. S.H. Henhawk, R.G. Slingerland, L.F. Cunningham (Proxy), G.B. Cowman, G. 
Plester 

225. F. Nasser, F. Garvin, O.R. Roberts, F. Daubney, W. Henshaw, J. Wallace (Proxy) 

226. J.H. Gibbs, R.C. Bradford (Proxy), A.G.L. Blanchard 

227. A. Barks, G. McQueen, G. Mountford, E.L. Goodman, B.H. Smith, T.S. Hay 
(Proxy), C.A. Faulkner 

230. F. Layzell, W.E. Hendry, R. Chantler, H. Hubbell, F.L. Wilson, L. Primeau, C. Lewis 

231. H. Reuters, W.J. Bain, H.E. Schmitz (Proxy), C. Goetz 

232. R.P. Kohnle, J. Sheppard, G.P.R. Webster, L. Mellor, J. Rothnie 

233. W. Lochhead, D. Gibson, A. Numminen, W. Snowden, K. Elsie (Proxy), D. Wilson, 
W. Dunlop, W. Oldham, K. Whiting, L. de Zorzi 

234. J. Blair, J. Bingham, W. McDonald 



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235. O. Koskinen, D. Walden, E. Marsden, R. Rickward (Proxy), G. Achilles 

236. S. Parke (Proxy), L. Richardson, J. Aldridge, J. Leouis, C.K. Matteson 
238. T. Monk, S. Nielsen, J. Jacobs, L.E. Fortner, J. Hessey (Proxy) 

240. L. Richardson 

241. E. Drew, O.R. Roberts (Proxy) 

243. C. Reid, J. McFeeters, L. van Sickle, J. Noble, S. Winterbottom 

245. G.E. Oliver, R. Haddow, E.G. Radau 

246. J. Boersma, N. Parsons, R. Jolly, D. Danby 

247. G.H. Neely (Proxy), D. Gent, R.S. Gordon, L.J. Gent, H.C. Banks 

249. K. Bromley, B. Tink (Proxy), J.L. Hartwell, M. McKenzie 

250. R.W. Purdy 

251. J.R. Pollock, B. Breland, A.L. Chabot 

252. F. Reiss, J. Brock, J.H. Coleman, E. Marshall, L. James, G. Odell 

253. G. Green, EM. Jaques, H. Edgar 

254. R.I. Skene, J.H. Pateman 

258. W. Belfontaine, D.M. Vendetti, J. Heat, F.C. Conley (Proxy) 

260. F. Oliver, F. Merrick, G. Gahs, G. Markell, M. Umemura, L. Peer, L. Clark, J. 
Harrigan, R. Falshaw 

261. E. Gerhart 

262. J.I. Loft (Proxy), J. Hobson, J.E. Brittain, H.G. Edgar, J. Robbins, F. Scott, E. 
Marshall 

263. A. Connelly, R. McAuley, W. Kinnaird, J. Major, R. Matthews, R.K. Muir, A.K. 
McLeod 

264. F.N. Wilson, B.M. Lo Patriello, F.J. Whitson, J.W. Storey (Proxy) 

265. K. Flynn (Proxy), T. Armstrong, J. Kline, D. Lamont, A. Campbell, M. Umemura, G. 
Gahs, J. Harrigan, C. Gilchrist 



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APPOINTMENTS 

Our Grand Z., Most Excellent Companion Gordon H. Stuart read out the list of his 
Appointments for 1983-84. To assist Companions using these Proceedings as a reference, 
these Appointments are listed in their proper order starting on Page to follow along with 

the Elected Members of Grand Chapter. 

Members of the various Committees for 1983-84 are as printed following Elections and 
Appointments. All members, so named, have been sent a sheet showing appointments etc. 



HISTORIAN ELECTED 

MOVED by Grand H. SECONDED by Grand J. 

Resolved that Rt. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum be appointed Grand Historian 1983-84. 

BENEVOLENCE 

MOVED by Grand H. SECONDED by Grand J. 

Resolved that R. Ex. Comp. George Turner be re-elected to the Benevolence Committee for a 
term of three years ending 1986. 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith retires 1984 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert retires 1985 

COMMITTEE ON SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARY 

MOVED by Grand H. SECONDED by Grand J. 

Xesolved that Ex. Comp. John Hallam be elected to the Bursary Committee for a term of one 

year retires 1984 

V. Ex. Comp. Victor Ozol retires 1985 

Ex. Comp. Gary McNeice retires 1986 

R. Ex. Comp. Orval Francis retires 1987 

Resolved that V. Ex. Comp. Donald Lusingnan be elected to the Bursary Committee for a 
term of five years retires 1988 

COMMITTEE ON AWARDS 

MOVED by Grand H. SECONDED by Grand J. 

d that M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay be elected to the Distinguished Service Awards 

s for three years ending 1986 

mp. Wm. Sproule retires 1984 

np. Fred Scott retires 1985 

COMMITEEE ON RELEASE A MIRACLE 

MOVED by M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson SECONDED by M. Ex. Comp. C.W. Emmett 
That the following be electeld as Trustees of the Grand Chapter Medical Research Fund 
(Release A Miracle) 

V. Ex. Comp. W.L. Dixon retires 1984 

Ex. Comp. M. MacKenzie retires 1985 

M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson retires 1986 

R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt retires 1987 

M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman retires 1988 



102 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



ARCHIVES COMMITTEE 

MOVED by Grand H. SECONDED by Grand J. 

Resolved that V. Ex. Comp. George Blackie be elected Grand Archivist for 1983-84. 

OFFICERS INVESTED 

M. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, Grand Z. announced that all items of business on the 
Agenda of this Grand Convocation had been dealt with. He then requested M. Ex. Comp. 
Fred Scott to assume the office of Installing Z. and proceed with the Investiture of the Officers 
of our Grand Chapter for the year 1983-84. 



THANKS 

MOVED by R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe and SECONDED by R. Ex. Comp. A. A. 
Mortlock RESOLVED that the thanks of Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario be extended to: 

THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE — for the efficient manner in which they discharged 
their duties. 

THE SCRUTINEERS — for their service in taking charge of the election of the Officers. 

THE CHAIRMEN OF THE GENERAL COMMITTEES AND SUB COMMITTEES for their 
most successful efforts and achievements. 

THE INSTALLING BOARD under the direction of M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, and to all who 
have contributed to this labour of love of our Order. 

THE HOTEL AND STAFF — for their great efforts which helped to make this such a fine 
Convocation. 

MOVED by R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe, SECONDED by R. Ex. Comp. A. A. Mortlock. 

Carried 

The labour of the Annual Convocation being ended, Grand 
Chapter was closed in ample form at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, 
23 April, 1983, Toronto. 

Address of the Grand Z: 

Gordon H. Stuart 
506 Comanche Rd., 
Mississauga, Ontario 
L5H 1W2 

Grand Scribe E., 

Suite 505, 3500 Dufferin St., 

Downsview, Ontario 

M3K 1N2 



Between various reports presented to Grand Chapter, M. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, 
Grand Z. asked a number of visiting Grand First Principals to speak. They brought greetings 
to our Grand Chapter from their Companions and wished for our Grand Convocation every 
success. 

At the Grand Chapter Banquet on Friday, April 22 there were 552 Companions, their 
wives, and friends at dinner. The fellowship and dancing were enjoyed by all. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1983 



103 



Grand First Principals of the Grand Chapter of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario from 1857 to 1981 



"W.M. Wilson 1857 

"Thompson Wilson 1858 

"T.D. Harrington 1858-60 

"John C. Frankck 1861-2 

"T.D. Harington 1 863-4-5-6 

7-8-9-70-71 

"SB. Harmon 1872 

"CD. Macdonell 1873 

"Jas. Seymour 1 874 

"L.H. Henderson 1 875-6 

"F.J. Menet 1877-8 

"Daniel Spry 1 879-80 

"Donald Ross 1881-2 

"H. Macpherson 1883-4 

"Thos. Sargant 1 885-6 

"Rob. Hendry Jr 1 887 

"R.B. Hunderford 1888-9 

"J.J. Mason 1880-1 

"J.E. Harding 1892-3 

"J. Ross Robertson 1894-5 

"M. Walsh 1896-7-8 

"Wm. G. Reid 1899-1900 

"Wm. Gibson 1901-2 

"A. Shaw 1903-4 

"William Roaf 1905.-6 

"John Leslie 1907-8 

"George Moore 1909-10 

"Fred W. Harcourt 1911-12 

"Daniel F. MacWatt 1913-4 

"Wm. S.R. Murch 1915-6 

"A.S. Gorrell 1917-8 



*Wm. N. Ponton 1919-20 

*H.S. Griffin 1921 

♦Richard H. Spencer 1922-3 

♦Walter H. Davis 1924-5 

♦Kenneth J. Dunstan 1926-7 

*Edwin Smith 1928-9 

♦Walter G. Price 1930-1 

*Chas. W. Haentschel 1932-3 

♦Alexander Cowan 1934 

♦George L. Gardiner 1935-6 

♦Wm. Y. Mills 1937-8 

♦Llewellyn F. Stephens 1939-40 

♦John M. Empey 1941-2 

♦John M. Burden 1943-4 

♦Reginald V. Conover 1945-6 

♦Frederick W. Dean 1947-8 

♦Clarence NacL. Pitts 1949-50 

Alexander G.N. Bradshaw 1951-2 

♦John A.M. Taylor 1953-4 

♦John I. House 1955-6 

♦Maurice A. Searle 1957-8 

Bruce H. Smith 1959-60 

Charles W. Emmett 1961-2 

Fraser Hay 1963-4 

♦James E. Girven 1965-6 

♦Stanley Portch 1967-8 

♦G. Harold Shannon 1969 

♦Frederick W.C. Welham 1970- 1 

Leo J. Gent 1972-73 

William S. Thomson 1974-5 

William H. Sproule 1976-7 

Aube L. Weisman 1978-9 

Frederick Scott 1980-1 



Honourary Past Grand First Principals and others of the 
Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario 



Elected 

'Henry Robertson 1888 

'KivasTully 1881 

'Hugh Murray 1903 

'Harry H. Watson 1909 

'E.T. Malone 1919 



Elected 

♦A.T. Freed 1920 

♦John M. Gibson 1922 

♦Roderick B. Dargavel 1941 

♦Melville S. Gooderham 1957 

♦Reginal J. Lewis 1964 



The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Galloway, Scotland — Grand Z., 1958. 

R. Ex. Comp. Sir George Boag, England — Hon. Past Grand Supt. 1958. 

♦R. Ex. Comp. William H. Sweeting, Victoria, Australia — Hon. Past Grand Prin. Soj. 

The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Elgin & Kincardine — Hon. Past Grand Z., 1975. 



1958. 



Grand Scribes E. of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario 



"Thomas B. Harris 1857-1873 

♦R.P. Stephens 1874-1875 

"Daniel Spry 1 876- 1 877 

"David McLellan 1878-1891 

"Thomas Sargent 1892-1898 

"George J. Bennett 1899-1915 

"Deceased 



♦Henry T. Smith 1916-1928 

♦Edwin Smith 1929-1949 

♦Fred J. Johnson 1949-1959 

♦Maurice A. Searle 1960-1961 

♦Robert J. Hamilton 1962-1969 

Fred C. Conley 1969-1978 

Robert T. Rigby 1978- 



104 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

NOTICES OF MOTION 

At the next convocation of Grand Chapter, I shall move or cause to be moved the 
following revision to our Constitution "Sec. 154 lines 9-12". The sentence now reads, "In 
either case, the sum determined may not exceed the amount owing at the time of such 
suspension and the dues accumulated during the suspension". This will be changed to, "In 
either case, the sum determined shall not exceed the amount owing at the time of suspension 
plus dues for the current year." 

M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson. 

I, Charles W. Emmett, hereby give notice that I will move, or cause to be moved at the 
next annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario, the following notices of Motion: That Section 28, Page 13 be changed by 
deleting in line 5 "4:30 p.m." and substituting "4:00 p.m.", so that Section 28 will read: 

The Registration books will be opened at 7:00 p.m. and closed at 9:30 p.m. of the day 
preceding the first day of Grand Convocation, and on the first day of the Convocation the 
registration books will be opened at 8:30 a.m. and closed at 4:00 p.m. 

That Section 36, Page 16 be changed by deleting in the first line "3:30 p.m." and 
substituting "4:00 p.m." so that Section 36 will read: "The Scrutineers will meet at 4:00 
p.m. on the first day of the Convocation. They will act in sections of three under the direction 
of the Chairman. Each Section is to be provided with a ballot box and a book containing the 
name and number of the Chapter, rank and name of each Companion entitled to vote, and the 
number of votes to which he is entitled." 

That Section 39, Page 16 be changed by deleting in the first line "office" and 
substituting "the several offices" and deleting in the seventh line on page 17 "at 10:00 a.m." 
and substituting "immediately following the presentation of the results of the Elections by the 
Scrutineers Committee" so that Section 39 will read: 

"Voting for the several offices and for the Executive Committee, except for Grand 
Superintendent, will commence at 4:30 p.m. of the first day of the Convocation and close at 
6:00 p.m. on the same day. The vote must forthwith be counted and will be announced during 
the forenoon of the second day of the Convocation. 

If more than one ballot is required for any office, such voting will commence 
immediately following the presentation of the results of the Elections by the Scrutineers 
Committee, on the second day of the Convocation and be closed at such time as be directed by 
the Grand First Principal. 

That Section 62, Page 30 be changed by adding a new subsection to be identified as 
sub-section S which will read: The signing Officers of Grand Chapter shall be: 

Grand Z. with either Grand Scribe E. or Grand Treasurer, OR Grand Second Principal 
with either Grand Scribe E. or Grand Treasurer. 

That Section 65, Page 36 be changed in the following manner: 

Sub- Section (c) 
Line 5 For a Dispensation, delete $1.00 and substitute $3.00 so that it will now read: 
For a Dispensation to confer any degree at a shorter interval than prescribed by the 
Constitution $3.00 
Line 6 For a Dispensation authorizing a Chapter to receive and act etc., delete $10.00 and 

substitute $15.00 so that it will now read: 
For a Dispensation authorizing a Chapter to receive and act upon a petition from a Candidate 
for Exaltation who resides outside the Jurisdiction of the Chapter, payable by the Candidate 

$15.00 

Line 7 For every other Dispensation except that of a Divine Service, delete $1.00 and 
substitute $3.00 so that it will now read: 



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For every other Dispensation except that of a Divine Service for which no fee is required. 

$3.00 
Line 8 For a registry in the name etc., deslete $3.00 and substitute $4.00, so that it will now 

read: 
For a registry of the name of every Candidate for Exaltation and a Grand Chapter certificate 

$4.00 
Line 9 For a Grand Chapter certificate to replace one lost, delete $1 .00 and substitute $3.00 

so that it will now read: 
For a Grand Chapter certificate to replace one lost $3.00 

Line 10 For registry of a Companion joining a Chapter etc., delete .504" and substitute $1.00 

so that it will now read: 
For registry of a Companion joining a Chapter whose name has been previously registered in 
our Grand Chapter. $1.00 

Line 11 For registry of a Companion joining from another Jurisdiction delete $1.00 and 

substitute $2.00, so that it will now read: 
For Registry of a Companion joining from another Jurisdiction $2.00 

Line 12 For every member of a Chapter, payable semi-annually etc. delete $1.00 and 

substitute $1.40, so that it will now read: 
For every member of a Chapter, payable semi-annually on the 30th June and the 31st 
December in each year, except the first year of the organization of the Chapter. $1.40 

That page 93, Section 7 be changed by deleting in line 3 the words "and the Grand 
Treasurer" and substituting the words "or the Grand Treasurer" and adding on the fourth line 
after "President of the Executive Committee" the words "or Grand Z", so that Section 7 will 
read: 

Grants shall be payable in two equal half yearly payments by cheques issued by the 
Grand Scribe E., and signed by him or the Grand Treasurer and countersigned by the 
President of the Executive Committee or Grand Z., in favour of the grantee, and the Z. of the 
Chapter or of the Secretary -Treasurer of the local board of relief, and such cheques shall 
require the endorsation of both the grantee and the Z. , or Secretary-Treasurer (as the case may 
be) before being honoured. In all cases, in which grants are being made payable through the 
Z. of a Chapter, it shall be his duty to report to the Chapter the receipt of such cheque or 
cheques, and the Scribe E. shall record the report in the minute book of the Chapter . . . 

That page 14, Section 29 be changed by deleting in the eighth line "15th day of 
October" and in the ninth line "30 months (2-1/2 years)" and substituting "31 March" and 
"36 months (3 years)" so that section 29 will read: 

"The place at which the next Annual Convention of Grand Chapter is to be held shall be 
determined by ballot at the same time as the vote is taken for the election of officers. The 
place for which the largest number of votes is cast shall be regarded as the place selected. 
Invitations for the place of holding Grand Chapter shall be delivered in writing to the Grand 
Scribe E. to the attention of the Chairman of the Executive Commiteee no later than the 31st 
day of March, 36 months (3 years) prior to the Annual Convocation in question. The 
Chairman shall report thereon at the meeting of the Executive Commiteee immediately prior 
to the Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter. Only those places approved by Grand Chapter 
the following day shall appear on the ballot the following year." 

14 January, 1983 

Amendment — Line 12 that $1.40 be changed to $1.50 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. G.T. Ferguson, Seconded by R. Ex. Comp. R. Forest-Jones 
All increases in the above notices of Motion — moved by M. Ex. Comp. C.W. Emmett, 
Seconded by M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson 

Carried 



106 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



M.Ex. Comp. C.W. Emmett: 

The Grand Executive Committee having recommended to this Grand Chapter that from 
the unexpended funds accumulated in the Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund, and in 
consideration that these funds were originally proposed to aid all mankind, we now transfer 
the sum of $20,000.00 from the unexpended funds into the Medical Research Fund — 
Release A Miracle. 
I so move, seconded by R.Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert 

Carried 

(applause) 



INDEX 107 



INDEX OF PROCEEDINGS OF GRAND CHAPTER 

APPOINTMENTS OF GRAND Z 101 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 15 

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE 87, 88 

AUDITORS REPORT 49-62 

AWARDS — DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 

Committee on Award 65 

Jewels 65 

BALANCE SHEET 52, 53 

BANNER, Presentation of Grand Chapter 14 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 

Report of Committee 63, 64 

BURSARY FUND 84 

BUDGET 78, 79 

CHAPTER LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUNDS (Auditor) 56 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS 63 

COMMUTED FUND (Auditor) 56 

CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

Report of Committee 80, 8 1 , 82 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 76 

CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES APPROVED 1983 104-106 

CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE 

Report 96-100 

DEATHS 10-13 

DEMITS 36 

DISPENSATIONS 22 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 7, 8 

DISTRICTS 1 to 16 

List of Grand Superintendents with Chapter No 37-40 

EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE 

Report of Committee 66-67 

ELECTION REPORT 90-92 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND APPOINTMENTS 

Members 91 

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT 77 

FINANCIAL REPORT — Auditor 78-79 

FIRST PRINCIPALS OF CHAPTERS 

Names and Addresses 41 , 42, 43, 44, 45 

FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE AND REVIEW 69-75 

FRATERNAL DEAD 8, 9 

Report of Committee 9-14 

GRAND CHAPTER 

Committees (Appointed) 94 

Officers — 1982 6, 7 

Opening 7 

Call off 90 

Call on 90 

Closed 102 

GRAND Z 

Autobiography 2 

Address 17-29 

Report of Committee on Grand Z.'s Address 88-89 

GRAND FIRST PRINCIPALS 

Elected 103 

Honourary 103 



108 INDEX 



GRAND HISTORIAN 76-77 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES OF SISTER JURISDICTIONS 

Roll Call 16-17 

List of Grand Representatives 45-48 

GRAND SECRETARIES — SISTER JURISDICTIONS 

Names and Addresses 45-48 

GRAND SCRIBE E. 

Report of 31 

Past Grand Scribes E 103 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 

Names and Addresses 37, 38, 39, 40 

GRAND TREASURER 

Report 66 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

Report of Committee 65 

HONOURARY GRAND EXECUTIVE 91 

INSURANCE FUND 58 

INVESTMENTS 

Report of Committee 83, 84 

KEYSTONE 29 

MEMBERSHIP TROPHY 27, 90 

MEMORIAM 4, 5 

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM 68 

MINUTES 

Confirmation 15A 

MOTIONS 104-106 

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 60, 61 

OATH OF OFFICE 17 

OFFICERS OF GRAND CHAPTER 

Appointed 91-93 

Elected 90-91 

Installed and Invested 102 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 15A 

PAST RANK 19 

PLACE OF MEETING 1984 95 

PRESENTATION OF JEWELS 

List of 30, 31 

PRESENTATION OF TROPHY 90 

PRINTING AND SUPPLIES (See Finance) 77 

PUBLIC RELATIONS 63 

RECEPTION OF PAST GRAND Z.S 15 

REINSTATED 37 

RELEASE A MIRACLE 

Auditors Report on R. AM , 59 

Report of Committee 86, 87 

REVIEW OF DISTRICTS 

Report of Committee 85, 86 

REVENUE 78 

SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARY 

Report of Committee 84 

Financial Report of Auditor (Auditor) 57 

SCRIBES E. OF CHAPTERS 

Names and Addresses 41 , 42, 43, 44, 45 

STATISTICAL TABLES 32, 33, 34, 35 

SUSPENSIONS 36 



INDEX 109 



VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

Financial Statement 54, 55 

VISITATIONS — Grand Z 23, 24, 25, 26 

VOTE OF THANKS 102 

WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

Committee on 64 



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